The United States of America president Barack Obama is among the many heads of state invited for the fifth term swearing- in of President Yoweri Museveni scheduled for May 12th.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also sent invitations to African Union head of states, and the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameroon among others.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Monitor, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Ambassador James Mugume said first considerations have been given to AU to demonstrate African solidarity.
According the Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, eleven heads of state have so far confirmed their attendance for the swearing- in ceremony but the number is expected to rise.
Meanwhile, opposition Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) has announced a demonstration in Kampala and all districts across the country on May 5 to disrupt the ceremony on grounds that president Museveni was not legitimately elected.
The protest will demand that 2016 elections be audited before Museveni can be sworn in.
However Opondo maintains that President Museveni is the legitimate winner of the highly contested 2016 presidential elections, rubbishing claims by the FDC’s Dr Kiiza Besigye that he was robbed of his victory.
Story By Stephen Wandera