CHIBOK GIRLS: I would rather hang myself … otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC … or Nigeria – Uganda’s Museveni

May 27, 2014

Africa

 

Chibok Girls: Ugandan President Mocks Jonathan – PM News

 

We are now the laughing stock of the continent  –  Nigeria’s Dr. Latif Opawoye

 

 

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has mocked Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan over the worsening insecurity occasioned by terrorism in Nigeria.
Museveni, a former guerrila fighter before he became president, mocked Jonathan while speaking at a grand final campaign rally for the NRM woman standard bearer Rebecca Nalwanga at Zirobwe Town Council grounds in his country.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni: mock President Goodluck Jonathan
Uganda’s President Museveni would rather commit suicide than did for his country what Nigeria’s President Jonathan did

 

 

 

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has mocked Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan over the worsening insecurity occasioned by terrorism in Nigeria.

Museveni, a former guerrila fighter before he became president, mocked Jonathan while speaking at a grand final campaign rally for the NRM woman standard bearer Rebecca Nalwanga at Zirobwe Town Council grounds in his country.

 

He said he would rather commit suicide than ask the international community to help safeguard his country against militias, boasting that his country has a strong army to do the job.

 

In apparent reference to the support Nigeria has received from foreign powers to rescue the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on 14 April, Museveni mocked: “I have never called the United Nations to guard us. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call on the UN: I would rather hang myself. We prioritized national security by developing a strong Army, otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children.

 

“It would be a vote of no confidence in our country and citizens if we cannot guarantee our security? What kind of persons would we be?”

 

The failure of Nigeria to rein in the rampaging Boko Haram insurgents and protect school children from being kidnapped by the terrorists just like the Chibok girls, sparked a global outrage that has turned Nigeria into a laughingstock in the international community.

 

Museveni’s mockery comes on the heels of a recent attack on Nigeria by Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe. Mugabe said Nigeria was so corrupt that you have to bribe a pilot before he could fly his passenger plane at Nigeria’s airport.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014.  4:05 p.m. [GMT]
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4 Comments on “CHIBOK GIRLS: I would rather hang myself … otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC … or Nigeria – Uganda’s Museveni”

  1. Deleola Daramola Says:

    I seriously doubt that President Museveni made the statement attributed to him but if he did make it, then he lied in almost every aspect of his statement.

    First, Yoweri Museveni has been president of Uganda since 1986 (almost three decades) and has been an autocrat for most of that period.

    Second, his country has faced a boko haram-like vicious insurrection in the Joseph Kony led Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for decades and Museveni’s army, instead of subduing Kony and his barbarous bandits, only traded crimes against humanity with them. Since 2012 and with UN’s support, some US Special Forces have taken over (from the incompetent Ugandan military) the world’s efforts at capturing Kony.

    Third, the Ugandan army is neither disciplined nor respected for the simple fact that president Museveni unilaterally promoted his son to the rank of a one-star General.
    •Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made his son a one-star general and appointed him overall commander of the country’s special forces, leading some Ugandans to conclude that the son is being groomed to succeed his father. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08/27/uganda-president-elevates-his-son-army-powers/

    Fourth, like a despot last year, president Museveni removed his country’s army chief who opposed the president’s subtle and gradual designation of his son as his successor.http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/05/2013524135414145715.html

    Fifth, president Museveni promotes soldiers arbitrarily just to ward off constant desertions occasioned by low salaries, delayed payment, and non payment at all.
    http://www.independent.co.ug/cover-story/8044-how-museveni-uses-the-army

    Sixth, president Museveni’s recklessness with his capricious unilateral promoting of soldiers got so intolerable that some legislators elected to sue him at the East African Court of Justice (obviously seeming to have no confidence in Uganda’s judicial system.)
    •”Army institutions like the Army Council and the Commissions Board are not working at all, the President has supplicated them,” Fangaroo told The Independent, “what you have now is the rise of personal rule, which poses a danger because the army will not listen to another President but the one that has personalised it. This arrangement has distorted civil-military relations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201308050854.html

    In light of all of the factors above, why would any reasonable Nigerian buy into Yoweri Museveni’s deluded outburst?

    Deleola

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Dele,

      Thanks for opening some eyes to what’s happening almost next door.

      I do not think many people will take Museveni that seriously but the point he wants to make – needs to make – is there: that the so-called ‘giant of Africa is nothing but a spend-thrift, corrupt, sybaritic, self important … country that seems destined never to rise to nationhood. Rather than say, et tu, Brute to Museveni, I take to heart a Yoruba saying that reminds us that when a major illness befalls, small ones like headache stop by to dispense their baggage: Ti aisan nla ba gbe ni sale, kekere a g’ori eni”!.

      Is it not bad enough that we go cap in hand to the Americans to help rescue poor girls whom it seems we are not really interested in their being rescued? Now, during that big calamity, the Economy Czarina dropped the hint that WE MAY NEED TO BORROW TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR THE ARMY! It seems this woman has nothing to say or do to “improve” Nigeria’s economy than the mantra “we must borrow”, we need to borrow more” …

      If Museveni did not blabber, somebody needed to tell us to our collective fact that we are a disgrace to the black race.

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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