Museveni against UN position on I Coast

2011-01-26 09:03

Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called the United Nations' stance on Ivory Coast "simplistic" and urged investigations into the disputed November presidential elections, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

"This is the proposal that we think should be made to the African Union: there is need for further investigation (into the election)," Tamale Mirundi told AFP on Tuesday, saying his comments were based on remarks made by Museveni at a meeting outside the capital.

Mirundi said Museveni favours "a serious approach that involves investigating the (electoral) process, including registration of voters and who voted."

The investigation should be carried out by an African Union ad hoc committee, he said.

The international community recognised Alassane Ouattara as winner of Ivory Coast's disputed presidential ballot in November. Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, however, has insisted he was the winner and is refusing to step aside.

There are fears that the standoff will degenerate into full-blown conflict.

African Union leaders will meet at the body's headquarters in Addis Ababa on January 30 and 31 and will seek to harmonise member countries' diverging positions on Ivory Coast.

West African powerhouse Nigeria is pushing for a military solution to dislodge Gbagbo whilst South Africa has a position similar to Uganda's.

African Union chief, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika arrived on Tuesday in the Ivory Coast, to meet Gbagbo and Ouattara.

In less than a month Uganda holds presidential polls. Museveni, the winner of two disputed previous elections is a candidate.

  • Stan - 2011-01-26 10:18

    I think South Africa need to be pardoned for their thinking, which in my view is very warped. look at the solution which was prescribed to Zimbabwe by the South African government. it leaves a lot and one wonders whether the guys have any brains or understand politics. As for Musevani, his arguments or line of thinking does wnat even to be put to a "laugh test" because I am already laughing before one. Museveni does win elections himself. he is the ultimate culprit when it comes to retaining power at all costs. I stand to be corrected.

  • akwaba2001 - 2011-01-26 21:46

    The intellectual confusion over the world is why French is bent on Son of an immigrant of taking political power in Ivory Coast as native Ivorian want immigrants to enjoy all right except highest Political Office-the President, since the country is native originated and not a settling/emigrating Country. There is academic perception that French was hurt when late Felix Houphouet-Boigny utilized the looted Mobutu Se Seko Zaire stolen Wealth in secretly developing Ivory Coast but what of King Hassan of Morocco who could not account Mobutu looted wealth, which led his untimely death, with late Mobutu briefly stay in Morocco as to recover his wealth back to France before his death. Ironically, there is sources which factually revealed that the Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo won the Ivorian election on basis of all countered votes of Ivorian Votes with verifiable National ID, while Alassane Ouattara won its election on strength of all votes cast by all Voters with unverifiable National ID and that is why most African Countries could not be able to have credible National ID which is pancreas for peaceful credible election and to safeguard its Citizen from violent crime and to promote development with better welfare for its citizens. Also, all developed with some better developing nations have credible verifiable national ID cards in place as it augur easy & peaceful Elections and ease better developmental benefits for all its citizens but why it is allowed in Africa and this, have caused Africa a lot destruction and lost, when UN with West can insist that World/IMF can only recognize or do official business with any African Country that have credible National Identity Cards in operation, but they are silent on this and this wicked collaboration that ruin Africa and create huge emigration problem for West and other developed Nations. Africans are waiting for the world to assist them in project that creates peace and development. View my articles on Nigeria/Africa via these websites: Regards Mazi Patrick Historian, Thinker & Writer Mazi literal works is an African literal Organization based in political/historical writing and international Research.

  • pages:
  • 1