Uganda is ready to host former Sudanese President, General Omar Bashir
Uganda is ready to host former Sudanese President, General Omar Bashir and his family should he ask for asylum.
The Foreign Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem disclosed this in an interview with journalists.
This comes about five days following the overthrow of Bashir’s government ending his 30 year rule.
Bashir was forced to bow out following protests and a civil uprising organised by the Sudanese professional Association.
Bashir is currently under arrest.
According to Oryem, Uganda is open to providing Bashir asylum since he was a co-guarantor of the South Sudan peace agreement and played an important role that deserves credit.
He disclosed that the Uganda is following the developments in Sudan, saying Uganda will respect whatever form of Government comes out of the will of the people.
Oryem said Uganda’s only prayer is that violence stops and the state can stand.
Gulu Municipality MP, Lyandro Komakech says the proposal by Uganda to host Bashir who was indicated by the International Crimes Court-ICC would cost Uganda heavily.
He says hosting the Sudanese ex-president would also add baggage on to.