Ghana’s new President invites Kizza Besigye as Uganda’s ‘leader’

Ghana’s new President invites Kizza Besigye as Uganda’s ‘leader’

In a rather controversial move, the President-elect of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has snubbed President Yoweri Museveni and invited opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye for his swearing-in on Saturday.

Besigye who infamously inaugurated himself as President despite losing the February 2016 elections by a big margin is expected to fly to Accra on Thursday night to join real heads of states who were invited by Akufo-Addo from Togo, Gabon, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Benin, Nigeria and Guinea.

This was revealed by Besigye’s party, FDC’s Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija on Thursday during a political talk show on NBS TV in Kampala.

Mr Kaija claimed that Akufo Addo’s New Patriotic Party which won the election, is one of FDC’s major African allies.

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Akufo Addo gained 54% of the vote, while Mr Mahama took 44%. He had been defeated in the two previous elections.

Besigye apologists claim the four-time opponent of President Museveni received the invite as the recognised Head of State of Uganda and will be accorded this status while in Ghana. They also allege that Dr Besigye will be picked at the airport tarmac by the Ghanaian Presidential Security team from where he will be driven to the Flagship House, Ghana’s official Presidential Palace and office, for his three-day visit. Besigye might have won, in the eyes of his supporters, but he has no State.

Outgoing Ghana President John Mahama has been a key ally of President Museveni over the years.

Mahama has delivered his final state of the nation address today.


45 Responses to "Ghana’s new President invites Kizza Besigye as Uganda’s ‘leader’"

  1. Steph   January 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Well done the People’s President of Ghana His Excellency Akufo. Africa will need this solidarity to fight the new breed of African dictators fathered by Mugabe and Museveni under the guise of Pan Africanism.

  2. Mugalu Florence   January 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    President of Uganda is Museveni not besigye why besigye

  3. Wako   January 6, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I am just wondering why did the president-elect of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo snub Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and instead invite opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye? There is something to ponder about that

  4. Muhwezi Collins   January 6, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    President Museseveni has not bn my president and My President Dr. Besigye is an international figure now in Ghana the next time do u know where he will be? Dr. Won elections bt………I mean it

  5. Rogers kyankoko   January 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Is it the earlier alleged friendship or just propaganda?Addo is just poking nose in Uganda’s politics unless he is the African head of in which capacity will Besigye return to Uganda as the head of state or leader of opposition or will he be introduced as Uganda’s president.Anyhow i am watching carefully!!

  6. bash   January 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Byesigye has ate stones over museven for sure what a big shame to museven

  7. Kakoola   January 7, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Congratulations HE Akufo-Adds and we’ll done on your bravery of calling a spade a spade

  8. Kelly bigirimana nehemiah   January 7, 2017 at 2:36 am

    President Kizza Besigye z the true president known by people n uganda. One love colonel we love you

  9. joe   January 7, 2017 at 3:47 am

    He will have saved us our money we spend on transport to fly our president and his team . What do we get from ghana? Kiza can as well stay there.

  10. martin k nelson   January 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    we as ugandans need to be focused en remember many years ago where uganda it was en dis will encourage us what to do , to go, to leave mostly as we youth need to wrk hand in hands to change our careers insteady of complaining no jobs ,change yo lyf if yo father didnt en if not evn yo sons en doughters will also surffer as president muse vini preparing his familly en relatives

  11. Nathan Span   January 7, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Dictator Museveni rigged the elections. He is not the president of Uganda. Stop the Madness

  12. simon kubarwa   January 7, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Wonderful. It is a clear indicator that Uganda will take the same steps like Ghana in 2021. Wake up fellow Ugandans.stems

  13. nicholas oudu   January 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    the president of uganda s dr besigye long live our president

  14. Kiwanuka Fred   January 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Its quite unbelievable but Ghana need to respect Uganda as a country. Now am just worried how he will be able to promote international relationship with Uganda government. His Foreign policy advisers never performed their duties. But as a peace loving Ugandan i hope their should a formal communication to the government of Uganda on why that happened.

  15. Emalu paul   January 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    that is what every ugandan knows even if some of them pretend_ thank u for recognising the people’s president of Uganda

  16. Dr. Ricky Stevens   January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Uganda’s politics is something very confusing. If in other people’s opinion Dr. Byesigye won the previously concluded elections, why should he and his supporters seat back only to watch President Museven enjoy their rights. I have a feeling that since they(Byesigye and his supporters) are just quiet, they have no proof for their claimed victory. Its a sign of guilty geeks! Now hear comes another confused African President of Ghana, what is he thinking? Does he want to imagine being the leader of African presidents because of wining the Ghanian poll? Even Jesus was specific and knew his limitations. He said let people bring things that belong to God to God and those to King Faraou to Faraou. So, The Ghanian president elect should not think or at any one time imagine he understands Ugandan issues/ politics than we the Ugandans

  17. Yasin   January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Bessigye was sent as a representative of President Museveni,

  18. Birungi   January 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    We should close the embassy and come back to Kampala in protest, chase all diplomats from Ghana

    • solomon   January 8, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Oli ufu nnnyo…… Trth should be acknowledged. Besigye won elections

    • Limlim   January 8, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      You and who?. “Say I should close”…. Some of us know who the legitimate president of Uganda is. Your opinion belongs to you.

  19. Abdul_Aziz   January 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    How do you even stand on your two balls & write such a statement!!
    “…..Besigye who infamously inaugurated himself as President despite losing the February 2016 elections by a big margin….”

  20. KAYIJAMAHE Samuel   January 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Shame to new Ghana President, he trying to destroy Uganda and Ugandan because he trying stimulate political conflicts and this will never affect Ghana it will be on brothers and Sisters of Uganda plse I advise you my neighbour Ugandan, Ghana is Indipendent state.

  21. Lyazi Derrick   January 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    All those against the president of Uganda Dr Kizza Besigye are FOOLS paid to spoil the presidents name that is looking at the names against the president they are banyankole they diverse death . Tumbavu rubbish MOTHER FUCKERS baboons ..imbaciles

  22. kyaks   January 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    those are signs of a dying horse.Addo has starded.

  23. Çde Sinjonjo   January 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Sovereignity belongs to every country. Ghana is a sovereign country and no African country has the right to question its choice of delegates to its own sovereign events. So in this case Uganda was not invited and that must be respected. Hypocrites!

  24. Yawuga Remijo   January 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    No state shall ever sent a representative who is in opposition.for sure Addo recognized KB as the President of Uganda

  25. Warren   January 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Ghana is a model democracy in Africa. It has demonstrated that. Ghana is no place for election thieves. Soon, incompetent dictators like museveni will be in isolation. I look forward to seeing museveni in the dock responding to questions of election fraud. People like Joe will have fled

  26. Mukasa moses   January 8, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Fuck off ug dictator, let the man of people talk.

  27. Kwame Owegya   January 8, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Besigye was invited as an opposition leader whose party is founded on similar ideology just as Akufo Addo’s party. The presidential protocol did not invite the Ugandan dictator because Ghanaians don’t want to associate with Museveni and his government. Museveni is a bad signal to true Democrats. If you want to send away our diplomats as suggested by some Ugandans you can do so and we shall reciprocate……Long live Africa!

  28. Ssebyalu Patrick   January 8, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Uganda Zaabu where as Ghana Gold Coast

  29. Alex   January 8, 2017 at 7:59 am

    The newly elected president of Ghana was 100% correct by inviting the people’s president of Uganda Instead of athief n dictator. He wanted to show some miopic ugandans the rightful ugandan president who is practically democratic than the other lumpen who mixes issues,ie,dictatorial than democratic. In fact that Ghanan president know uganda’s politics better than some ugandans who pretend to be knwing more n ok, yet they are badly off.

  30. Byakatonda   January 8, 2017 at 8:49 am

    What is Ghana to Uganda? Let Besigye be invited at Trump’s inauguration!

  31. muhumuza Bonney   January 8, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Ghana made a mistake by electing such a president.he will soon mek more mistek lets jst watch

  32. Tushabe Bruce Nzabanita president Volunteer Ugandan extra fighting against corruption and human rights in great masaka and Ugandan lager   January 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

    That iz good I thank da president of Ghana for What he did they have to come together as brothers and Ugandans

  33. Peterwaddimba   January 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    That Showz That Even Other African Presidents Knowz That Museven A Real Dictator!

  34. Temajo   January 8, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Yes, indeed The real president of Uganda is Kizza Besigye. He was elected by the citizens thou there was rigging and forceful voice of leadership by NRM goons. Its quite appealing to see him go to Ghana for that wonderful event. Let’s respect that invitation and thank God its not a Ugandan thing so there won’t be any bribe to frustrate the invitation. Besigye will always be a Political pillar in Uganda, Africa and world wide unlike M7 who is ruling the chosen corrupt confused few Ugandans.
    Let be Besigye be…he deserves more than that. My president is Kizza Besigye.
    Ghana Loading………………..

  35. Nelson   January 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    We shall lnowbthem by their word’s, actions and the truth is now out. That phase one u wait for second phases will be shamfull, we the few Ugandans whom are open eyes keep watch and prepares you pen and note books for a written live history for the future generation such that this mistake not be repeated by them. God is unfolding the truth and time is here for others its too late now.Ugandans advise u keep watch those who can see, for GOD and my country.

  36. BWAYO BERNARD   January 9, 2017 at 3:08 am


  37. Noble   January 9, 2017 at 3:29 am

    yeah..,that is why i am not happy and neither i am i sad….,4 this reminds me how the fools rigged d hell should they go…..,nonsense

  38. Geoffrey Olal   January 9, 2017 at 6:19 am

    But how are some people wondering why Dr. Besigye was invited by the Ghana president leaving out Museveni? Is it a must that he was supposed to invite Museveni anyway? Ghana is an independent country so it can decide on what to do.

  39. mayanja kalanzi sharif   January 9, 2017 at 7:46 am

    museveni lost and have decided to remain in power by use of the gun,if truly president Besigye lost why did museveni keep him at his home and even locked him n stopped him to challenge him in court.presdent Besigy sworn him self in as presdent and dictator museveni arrested him but upon to now the old brat fears to open up a case against president Besigye because he knows he has no way of depressing him.if i have not forgotten,apart from countries headed by dictators like sudan,burundi among others but others which have no dictator didnt recogonise museveni simply because the know he didnt win the elections

  40. Stephen Achiga   January 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I can invite any one of my choice to my inaguration, but da truth is museveni lost da election as most of da world knew.

  41. MWANGYE ISA   January 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    les wait the Trump`s invitation at his swearing in ceremony, DR.oyee

  42. MWANGYE ISA   January 9, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Ghana`s new president has tried to show that some Africa leaders are democrat.
    and I have a feeling that the next invitation will be from USA “DONALD TRUMP” 19/1/2017.

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