The Economic Fighters League (EFL) Ghana, a growing Pan-Africanist group in Ghana with affiliations across Africa, marched for a free Uganda last Sunday.
The march is to show solidarity with the people of Uganda and to pressure President Yoweri Kugata Museveni to step down after thirty four (34) years of ruling the landlocked East African country. It was organized in collaboration with People Power Diaspora branch in Ghana.
People Power Diaspora coordinator for Ghana Ms Namata Serumaga-Musisi called on all Africans to show solidarity with the people of Uganda. She bemoaned the unexplained silence of the African Union on the matter, adding that “The African Union has remained silence in the face of the torture, the vote rigging, the voter intimidation, the murders, the assaults, the abductions, everything that is happening to the people on the ground”.
She, therefore called on the African Union to wake up to the plights of the people and take a positive action by bringing President Museveni to order.
The leader of the Economic Fighters League (EFL) in Ghana is the young outspoken Nkrumahist and Pan Africanist Ernesto Yeboah. He condemned the disappearance of Ugandan people, especially those who are exercising their universal right to expression. He explained the reason why the EFL and the whole of the African continent must be concerned with what is happening in Uganda.
Just like the first president of Ghana rightly said, Ernesto Yeboah reiterated that “No African can be free until all Africans are free”. He said that is why it is very important for the Economic Fighters League to march and demand justice and end the tyranny in Uganda. He posited that the EFL is a Pan-Africanist revolutionary group and takes interest in issues concerning all African countries.
With various chants, inscriptions and hashtags across social media, the message of the marching crowd, mainly made up of young men and women, is clear. Not only was it against the unpleasant rule of Museveni but also a wake-up call to the African Union to expedite action on long-serving African rulers who will do anything to remain in power including abuse of rights and killing of their own people.
The date of the march, January 26, 2020 marks thirty-four (34) years since President Yoweri Kugata Museveni, with his National Resistance Army, took the reins of political leadership after the Ugandan Bush War (also known as the Resistance War) from 1980 to 1986.
This, Ghana for Uganda facebook page described as “Years of corruption, human rights abuses and overall oppression in Uganda”. The page concluded by saying, “Africans in Ghana, Africans everywhere, it is our DUTY to stand with our brothers and sisters in Uganda. We not free until we are ALL free”.
The People Power, Our Power Movement is a resistance pressure group in Uganda led by Honourable Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, who is popularly known as Bobi Wine. He is the parliamentary representative for Kyadondo East constituency.
He has faced a number of arrests and threats from pro-government institutions and individuals.
Previously, the murder of Omara Bonny (called Masembe Solomon) a youth coordinator of the People Power Movement, Amolatar District, raised concerns for those who speak against the government.
The marched for a free Uganda is on.
Source: Dumevi Kwame Apollo