The United States of America (USA) also known as The United States (US) has denied reports that it has a particular candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections in Uganda. An official statement was released from the US Embassy in Kampala. Below is the statement
“Any online rumors or other assertions that the United States has a preferred candidate in the #Ugandan election, or has threatened to withdraw our assistance to the government and the people of #Uganda over any individual’s candidacy, are simply not true.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott H. DeLisi
Anyone who follows our engagement in #Uganda knows that we actively support the development of all political parties in Uganda because their ability to represent a range of views effectively is central to a robust democratic process in which citizens are informed and free to make choices on key issues.[adrotate banner=”3″]
However, we have not, and we will not, support any particular candidate either now or in the future. Those who suggest that we seek to play such a role betray their fundamental lack of understanding of the United States and of our unwavering belief that the people of Uganda, and no one else, must choose their candidates and, ultimately, their elected leaders. It is their voice, not the voice of international partners, that must be respected. Our hope then is that the months ahead will find diverse viewpoints being heard in a vigorous democratic debate that concludes with a free, fair, and transparent election. That is the essence of democracy whether in the United States or in Uganda.” U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, U.S. Mission Uganda.