President Museveni Congratulates President – Elect Trump
President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated US President-Elect Donald Trump after his victory in the US Presidential elections.
“I congratulate Mr. Trump on his election as the President of the United States of America. Elections in the US or any country are a matter for the people of that country,” Museveni said in Addis Ababa.
“Our relationship with the United States will continue regardless of which leader or party is leading. I congratulate Mr. Trump once again and look forward to working with him as we have been working with the other leaders before him,” Museveni said.
I congratulate @realDonaldTrump upon his election as USA president. I look forward to working with him like I’ve done with his predecessors.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) November 9, 2016
The president was speaking to his media team at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa shortly after attending the AU extra ordinary summit on African Capacity for Immediate Response To Crises volunteering nations (ACIRC) summit at the African Union.
A day earlier, Museveni joined other other presidents attending the AU High-Level Committee meeting on the Libya crisis.
The high level committee comprises eight AU member states which include Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Egypt, Mauritania, Tunisia Chad and Republic of Congo. It is being held under the chairmanship of the President of Chad Idriss Deby the current Chairman of AU.
The President returns home today after attending a two-day working visit.
Trump at 290 electoral votes, Clinton at 218
Republican Donald Trump won with at least 290 electoral votes, securing more than the 270 he needed to succeed Barack Obama.
His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had 218 electoral votes, a crushing defeat for the former secretary of state.
The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on projections made by US television networks.
The only states yet to be called are Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire.
Maine (1 – state splits its votes)
North Carolina (15)
North Dakota (3)
South Carolina (9)
South Dakota (3)
West Virginia (5)
Maine (3 out of 4)
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)
Washington state (12)
Washington, DC (3)