President Yoweri Museveni has met former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Rupia Banda of Zambia at his country home in Rwakitura.
The two former heads of state are part of a panel of International Observers led by the Head of the EAC team and former Tanzania President, Mr Ali Hassan Mwinyi who are in Uganda to monitor the Uganda elections.
Just as the two leaders arrived for the meeting, the Electoral Commission announced the Presidential results at exactly 4pm sending neighbouring villages into celebrations.
The President paused to inform his guests that the celebrations were a result of the announcement by the EC of election results.
While the electoral commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu, was reading out the “official” election results, Museveni was “chilling” with H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo and H.E. Rupiah Banda at his country home, Rwakitura.
This is African democracy at work.
The role of observers is to be impartial and fair in their judgement of how the elections go.
Despite many criticizing how there elections went, given the violence and army siege, African presidents were having a party with the now declared president of Uganda.
Obasanjo was a military ruler of Nigeria from 1976 to 1979 then elected for 1999 to 2007. He served as the chairman of the African Union (AU) from 2004 to 2006.
Banda is a career diplomat who had a short presidential life in Zambia before being defeated by Michael Sata.