Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has joined the rest of the world in mourning Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was assassinated yesterday by a former Japan Maritime self defense Force officer.
Museveni described Shinzo Abe as a friend and an ally of Uganda who served his country with dedication and distinction.
“I, with profound sadness, learnt of the death of H.E Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan. The late Shinzo Abe will be remembered as an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of Uganda who served his country selflessly with dedication and distinction.”
Shinzo Abe was assassinated yesterday on July 8th 2022 in the morning hours while giving a speech on a campaign rally by a man identified Tetsuya Yamagami as who was an officer in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and described his motive as personal reasons not politically motivated.
He is Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister having served the country in 4 terms whose total number of length is 9 years..
President Museveni portrayed Uganda’s sadness and condolences to the people of Japan and more so his family during this mourning time.
“On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda and indeed my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest thoughts and condolences to H.E Fumio Kishida, the family of the late Abe and the Japanese people. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.” He said in tweet.
Various other political figures including US former presidents Donald Trump and Barrack Obama, US current president Joe Bidden and many others expressed their condolences to Shinzo Abe.