On Wednesday as the president of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni secured himself a sixth term under gun point, he used the podium to give his account on the 2011 Libyan question that saw his fellow dictator, Muammar Gaddafi prematurely ejected out of power in an armed struggle after leading the oil rich nation for 42 years.
In his recent inauguration remarks, Gen. Museveni bragged that he and other African leaders like Jacob Zuma of South Africa planned to boost the military might of a threatened Libya at the time NATO was leading an offensive. Museveni said he was considering having a joint African army where all nations that believe in continental sovereignty would contribute battalions and logistics. Museveni added that this plan would later be short lived by the unwillingness of other forces
However, an article (https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/mugabe-embarasses-liberation-leaders-says-museveni-1482904 ) published by Daily Monitor on June 18, 2008 reports the contrary side of Gen. Museveni and reduce his recent inauguration speech on Libya to blatant lies.
President Museveni said Libyan President Gaddafi “is a problem” for the continent and is pushing for the creation of a “United States of Africa” to be governed by one president. Museveni thought Gaddafi’s plan is neither feasible nor desirable, given cultural and linguistic differences across the continent.
Rather than the development of a unitary African state, Museveni said he is pushing Gaddafi and other African leaders to develop regional political federations and markets that support common objectives.
Museveni indicated to Frazer that Gaddafi continues to “intimidate” small African countries through bribes and other pressure.
As a result of Libya’s actions, small West African countries have been afraid to participate fully or speak out during international meetings at the United Nations, African Union, and other forums.
Museveni noted that tensions with Gaddafi are growing and as a result, and he worries that Gaddafi will attack his plane while flying over international airspace.
Museveni requested that the USG and GOU coordinate to provide additional air radar information when he flies over international waters