Museveni says won’t take orders from US


President Yoweri Museveni has expressed anger at foreign countries for attempting to tell him how to rule Uganda.

Many foreign countries say the February 18th election didn’t fulfil international or regional standards.

The opposition too dismissed elections as being fraudulent seeking the intervention of the international community.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who got 1% of the total vote rushed to Supreme Court and challenged the president’s victory on for his case to be dismissed.

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye who was a second runner up was curtailed by police and prevented from filing a petition in court.

Speaking at NRM celebrations at Kololo independence grounds on Saturday, Museveni said he is a Ugandan and knows what Ugandans want not for any foreigner to come and tell him what Ugandans want.

The US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac has been actively criticising the president on social media.

Last week, she called on Government not to sacrifice the rights of its citizens in the name of maintaining stability in the country.

Museveni says he will not accept orders from foreigners.

“I work with foreigners but I don’t accept foreigners to give me orders about Uganda or about anything in the world,” Museveni is quoted by URN as saying.

“They have got their countries to run, let the go and run them. Uganda is ours and nobody will give us orders here.”

US has since denied reports that they are trying to overthrow Museveni’s regime.

“The U.S. government does not have a policy or plan for regime change in Uganda,” Malac said on social media.

During Besigye’s house arrest, US issued several statements ordering Museveni to release the opposition leader.

Museveni responded by telling envoys to leave Ugandan issues to him.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says US has no right to criticise other countries.

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