Hon. Kutesa further introduced the Eastern Africa’s candidate Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe to AU Foreign Affairs Ministers attending the breakfast meeting highlighting why the union needs somebody like her.
“Dr. Wandira has impeccable Pan-African credentials. She is a team player and meticulous worker. She is also clearly a fantastic administrator. She will make a very good Chairperson of the African Union Commission”
Speaking about the numerous rumors circulating about the postponement of the AU elections, the Uganda foreign affairs ministers Hon.Sam Kutesa has rubbished the claims.
“We cannot break our rules. The integrity of our organisation (African Union) will be judged on how we conduct ourselves in accordance with the rules.”
However Hon. Cecilia Ogwal with the backing of the Deputy Speaker of the parliament of Uganda Rt.Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, on Wednesday asked Members of Parliament to pray for Kazibwe’s victory in the Rwandan capital Kigali.
Ogwal last week met the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki ad delivered a message from Uganda on Wandira-Kazibwe candidature.
Other Ugandan special envoys continue to spread out across the continent to canvass support for the Eastern African candidate for the Chairperson of the African Union Commission [AUC].
Over 14 countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Nigeria, among others have already expressed support for Kazibwe.
The former vice president is running against Agapito Mba Mokuy, 51, the Foreign minister of Equatorial Guinea also the choice of Central Africa and Southern African Development Community [SADC]’s Dr Pelomi Venson Moitoi, 65, the Foreign Affairs minister of Botswana.
The new Chairperson of the African Union Commission will be elected at the July 17 – 18 27th African Union Summit to be held in the Rwandan, capital Kigali.