Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged African leaders and their people to do away with politics of identity.
Speaking recently during the swearing-in ceremony of the Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahamed in Addis Ababa, Museveni emphasized that politics based on tribes and religions is never productive as it consequently resulted into failed states in post-independence Africa.
“As an observer of African politics for over 60 years, I’ve observed that politics based on religion and tribes has caused many problems to African countries including Uganda. Uganda just came up after we had shunned politics of identity and substituted it with politics of interest.” Museveni remarked.
Museveni commended Ethiopians for conducting credible and democratic elections. He congratulated Abiy upon his new five-year term of service to his country.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister who had earlier in the morning taken an oath of office, promised in his remarks to work hard and bring total peace in Ethiopia especially by putting a stop to the war in the Tigray region, which has costed Ethiopia a “heavy price.” He pledged to work with patriotic Ethiopians to bring about peace and prosperity in the country.
The swearing-in ceremony was also honored by the attendance of the Nigerian president, Senegal, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, South Sudan and delegations from other African countries as well as representatives from the international community.