Godber Tumushabe, a policy analyst, has said just because Uganda has voting going on every after five years, doesn’t mean we are actually having an election.
He says it’s more of a ritual and it can’t take the country anywhere.
“The mere fact that every after five years, you conduct a ritual doesn’t make it an election. You have people dying before a President is elected. We need to first move from autocracy to democracy to say we are learning from Kenya.”
Godber says having an election where President Museveni is on the ballot is an announcement of violence. The security forces are always deeply involved and he actually says the integration of the EAC is not going to happen with the current leaders.
In fact he says the EAC problems are mostly caused by President Museveni and Kagame.
“The challenges for the EAC have more to do with President Museveni and President Kagame. I still don’t understand why they failed to solve a border conflict in one phone call.”
He however, congratulated the people of Kenya for going through a successful election.
“I want to congratulate the people of Kenya for running a fairly credible and transparent election. As East Africa, we are proud. What you see in Kenya from the time of Moi is a country systematically moving and transforming in terms of its democracy.”
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