Oxfam International Executive Director and wife of Dr Kizza Besigye, the Uganda opposition leader, Mrs Winnie Karagwa Byanyima has asked stakeholders in the East African region, to expedite the process of creation of the East African Confederation and to appoint Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni as its first leader.
Mrs Byanyima made the shocking statement yesterday in her Independence Day message to Ugandans via her official social media.
It is unclear if Byanyima’s call was elevates Museveni to higher office so that he quit the Uganda presidency or it was just a mock statement.
“Let us support the creation of the East AfricanConfederation and give (President) Kaguta Museveni a new role as its first leader, and afford Uganda a smooth transition, it will be a win-win situation,” Byanyima tweeted.
Happy #Independence Day dear #Ugandans. Let us support the creation of the #EastAfricanConfederation & give @KagutaMuseveni a new role as its first leader, & afford #Uganda a smooth transition. It will be a win-win! #UgandaAt56
— Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) October 9, 2018
The East Africa Community Political federation is meant to unite the five countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan as a single federated sovereign state, with a single currency, market and constitution.
The statement comes more than a month after the neighbouring Kenya Civil Society Organisation asked the member states not to elect president Museveni as its political head due to human rights abuse in the country.
The statement from Kenya CSO came after the brutal arrests and torture of Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine in Arua town.
Byanyima, a bush war hero fell out with president Museveni in late 90s and has since been a harsh critics of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.