Former Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on Monday said he is not fronted by the West to run for the 2016 presidential elections.
Mbabazi who has announced intention to run for the presidency told reporters here that while he cannot be an agent, Uganda cannot operate in isolation.
“I am not because they have not even approached me. Mbabazi being an agent of another country in his own country, it is not possible. I will deal with them in order to promote the interest of our country,” he said.
Western powers have occasionally criticized Museveni for staying in power for long.
On regional politics, Mbabazi said he supports the Pan-African movement where African countries support each in whatever challenges they may be facing.
He said African countries need to integrate in order to form a formidable force on the international arena.
Mbabazi is now the strongest contenders against the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, with whom he has worked for over 40 years.
Museveni has previously said that Mbabazi is operating outside the party procedures regarding the elections. He has argued that it is not yet time for campaigns. Uganda will in February next year hold elections. Enditem