Maintaining that she lost bid to become AUC chairperson after some East African countries switched their support due to switching of support, Amina instead said the government “will re-evaluate some of Amina the relationships that it has and see where it went wrong and it corrects it”.
Speaking yesterday in Nairobi where she was welcomed by the public and Kenyan women leaders for luncheon, Amina, who lost the bid to Chadian candidate Moussa Faki Mahamat, instead called for support to the new boss in unifying the continent saying it will take a long time to dissuade Africans from believing that Western and Central Africa control the region. “It was the first time Kenya participating in the AUC elections and it is not equivalent to the relations with our neighbours or the countries around this continent as they are much more important. Thus it is not going to affect the relations but of course there are great lessons to be taken into account,”she said.
Amina said Kenya did not lose but has instead gained because of new friendships made during the two and half months search for votes. “Throughout the journey we have made good friends for this country and it is not because of the new-found friends that we lost but the existing ones. It calls for deep reflections and tells a lot of untold tales,” said Amina.
However, Uganda and Tanzania have come out to deny reports that they withdrew their support for the CS in the final round final round to clear the way for Chad’s foreign minister.
Uganda said in a statement signed by President Yoweri Museveni that its support for Amina was unequivocal before and during the election.