Uganda’s Gen. Yoweri Museveni has discredited the Guinean coup masterminds saying they are an illegitimate establishment that must be crushed by ECOWAS and the AU as soon as possible. On the preceding Sunday, Guinean dictator Alpha Conde was toppled in a military coup after his mutinying soldiers led by Lt. Col. Mamadou Doumboye captured him alive at the presidential palace in Conakry.
Museveni who came through similar offensive means as a rebel leader in the 1980’s says the time of military coups is outdated. He made the reiterations during an exclusive interview with France 24 Television.
“Those military coups are of low value, we had them in 1960s, they were part of Africa’s problems, I condemn them. The coup leaders should face sanctions and ‘get out’,” he remarked.
On his retirement, Museveni says that is not a matter of discussion for now because he still has a lot of things to do for Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large. “I am the vision bearer. My retirement will come at the right time,” he says. “When I don’t see any reason to stay in power, I shall pack and go back to my farms,” he adds.
On Rwandan espionage allegations, Museveni says there is nothing he fears to be spied on as his intelligence is enclosed in his own head. “They cannot penetrate my head. So I fear nothing,” he says. “I heard about the Rwandan issues but I cannot give that any attention,” he adds.
When asked if the armed forces that murdered Ugandans in cold blood in November 2020 will be indicted, Museveni said his regime is working around the clock to finish the report and apprehend all those involved. However, analysts say this is just empty talk that will not have any action taken especially by his own government which sanctioned the killings.