President Museveni says he is not a fanatic of presidency but only wants to help East African countries achieve a federation.
“I am here to see whether we can help you get the East African federation so that we have a critical mass of strength that can guarantee your future, our future and our children’s future. But not talking about presidency,” Museveni told Central Broadcasting Services [CBS] radio at State House Nakasero on Tuesday.
“I am not a fanatic of presidency. If you want to survive, you blacks, you must work for African unity and for pan-Africanism. How will you survive against Britain, China and India? These are becoming superpowers?” he wondered.
Museveni said his first step would be the East African federation with countries like Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania uniting as one.
“We almost succeeded in forming the East African Federation, Mzee Moi was committed, Mzee Kabaki was committed, Uhuru is committed, we have been having some issues with Tanzanians but even (former president Jakaya) Kikwete had agreed that we move,” Museveni is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.
“You are just here with tribalism, with religion, falling down on your knees instead of standing up so that’s why I am here to see whether I can help you and escort you.”
Speaking on NBS TV morning breeze programme Wednesday, NRM Taskforce spokesperson, Hon. Mike Sebalu, said President Museveni has always spoken out on African issues.
“He can even be Africa’s spokesperson. President Museveni stands tall for stabilizing the region,” Sebalu said.
He said for example, Kampala is now a regional diplomatic capital.
“Our president believes in the Constitution. His rhetoric on not handing over is because he has massive support and that he will win.”
Sebalu also took a swing on FDC’s ‘defiance campaign’ saying even as per its dictionary definition, ‘defiance’ is negative.
“It’s a recipe for anarchy. I have not heard civil society and media question this FDC ‘defiance campaign’.”