By Spy Uganda Correspondent
State House,Entebe: America has chosen Democrat #Joe #Biden as its 46th president, according to reports, turning at a time of national crisis to a man whose character was forged by aching personal tragedy and who is pledging to restore calm and truth after Donald Trump‘s exhausting and manic four-year single term.
In a victory speech delivered on Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said he was humbled by the trust America had placed in him and reached out to those Americans who did not vote for him.
“I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” Biden said. “This is the time to heal America.”
California Senator Kamala Harris, his running mate, who will make history as the first woman, the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to become vice president, noted the significance of her place on the stage.
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Harris said.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, who has been in power for 35 years, and now looking forward to renew his new five-year term this January 2021, joined other world leaders to congratulate America’s president elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.
In his hearty congratulatory message, Museveni pledged on behalf of Uganda to strengthen the two countries’ good working relations that have been on going even during the past leaders. Museveni reminded Biden that African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which was effected way back in 2000s is one of the fruits of their good relations between Uganda and the American Government.
Read Museveni’s Full Message Below;
“His Excellency Joseph Biden,
President-Elect of the USA. Congratulations and greetings from the People of Uganda. The USA, with its big black population of 47.4 million people, as well as a large Christian population that is linked with us by faith, with deep thinking, could easily be a natural ally of Uganda and Africa.
The previous American Presidents have already started on positively using these linkages by putting in place the African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) – a law that, since 18th May 2000, has been giving 6,500 types of African goods, quota-free, tax- free access to the USA market. We salute this policy and hope that President Biden will maintain it.
We, therefore, congratulate the American People on exercising their right by, massively, voting for the candidates of their choice: President Trump and H.E. Biden. We congratulate H.E. Biden for winning both the Popular vote and the Electoral College. Signed: Yoweri T. K. Museveni, President of Uganda”.
It should be remembered that just few weeks ago president Donald Trump, via his US Embassy-Kampala issued a warning to Kampala administration in regards to the up coming general elections, where he warned leaders in Kampala that they risk very ‘stringent repercussions’ should they tamper with the people’s will in the general elections.