Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni Offers To Give Omar Al-Bashir Asylum
UGANDA’s strongman President Yoweri Museveni has offered deposed former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir asylum if he wants to leave the Sudan.
State media in Uganda said Museveni, who himself has been in power for 33 years, was extending the offer “in appreciation for General Omar al-Bashir’s role in the South Sudan peace deal.”
Bashir was overthrown by the army last Thursday following several months of a civil strife that was occasioned by deplorable economic conditions, ending his 30- year- reign.
He was also accused of failing the fight against corruption and ruling Sudanese with an iron fist.
The coup team led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman had indicated that al-Bashir was under arrest and was being kept in a safe place.
However, the army didn’t indicate whether they would hand him to ICC or try him under the current martial law.
Bashir has been on ICC’s wanted list for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Darfur since 2005. However, President Museveni in 2016 blasted ICC as a bunch of useless people”.
At the time of al-Bashir’s overthrow, Uganda and Sudan had resolved past misunderstandings.