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Osinbajo graces Museveni’s inauguration in Kampala

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, alongside presidents of 11 countries on Wednesday in Kampala, attended the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.

The event, held at the Independence Grounds in Kampala, will be Museveni’s sixth inauguration as a democratically elected leader.

Museveni was declared winner of the Jan.14 election after defeating opposition candidates.

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The event featured parades, inspection of guards, flypast, Ugandan Special Forces display, cultural display, among others.

Presidents who attended the ceremony were those of Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guinea, Conakry, South Sudan, Namibia, Ghana, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Other countries represented in official capacity were Sudan, Gabon, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Mozambique, Saharawi Republic, Algeria, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, China, Egypt, Zambia, Sri Lanka and Malawi.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki and Dr Peter Makhuki, Secretary-General, East African Community, also graced the event.

Earlier in his address, Museveni harped on Pan-Africanism and the importance of African integration.

He said that economic, and where possible, political integration in Africa, was pivotal in addressing the issue of prosperity and security in the continent.

Osinbajo has departed Kampala for Abuja, Nigeria. (NAN)

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Wednesday’s inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

Spokesman to the Vice President, Laolu Akande stated this in a release on Tuesday.

Akande said that Prof. Osinbajo would be joining several other Heads of State and Government for the swearing-in ceremony which would take place at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, the nation’s capital city.

“Nigeria and Uganda share historical antecedents and enjoy good diplomatic relationships, including working together as member-states of the Commonwealth, the African Union, and the United Nations among others.

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“Both countries have signed Bilateral Agreements on Technical Aid Corps, Trade, and on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation”, he said.
The Vice President had earlier on Tuesday participated at the resumed National Security Council meeting presided over by the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He later travelled to Lagos for a tour of the manufacturing facility of SecureID, one of the three smart card manufacturing companies in Africa.

He flew from Lagos to Kampala, accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada and the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu.

The vice president is expected back in the country later on Wednesday.

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