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Besigye: It’s Not Over Yet For The Age Limit Amendment Bill

Col Dr Kizza Besigye

Opposition Forum Democratic Change (FDC) 2016 Presidential candidate, abortion http://conversionxl.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php Dr. Kizza Besigye has called upon his supporters not to be rest by the early opposition win against the Age Limit Amendment bill but rather prepare to fight it to the end.

On Wednesday, check http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-customcss.php the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga threw out a motion by Nakifuma legislator, Robert Sekitoleko Kafero seeking leave to introduce a private members’ bill which is aimed at amending the age limit of the judicial officers and removal of term limits for the Electoral Commission.

In a social media post, Besigye noted that the Speaker’s decision doesn’t rule out the plan to amend the Constitution but rather gives room to the executive to introduce comprehensive amendments.

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Besigye was responding to a story by Chimpreports on a group of NRM Youths who stormed Parliament protesting against the Speaker’s decision to throw out Sekitoleko’s bill.

Besigye was disappointed that the youths were not arrested by police.

“Uganda Police is shameless in its preferential treatment of the NRM protestors! Women 4Ug and DP Youth protestors were brutalized and arrested while protected and accompanied to the Speaker to deliver their petition,” Besigye noted.

“What the NRM protestors confirmed was that the proposed amendment of age limit for judges was a preamble for the real one of the President,” he said.

In their petition to Parliament signed by Alex Bagyenyi, the youth from Makindgye division demanded for removal of age limit from all public servants including the president.

Dr Besigye noted with concern that Parliament did not reject the proposed amendment but simply said amendments to the Constitution should come at once and not piece meal.

“Let all Ugandans prepare to put an end to this nonsense, once and for all. Desperate Mr. Museveni is all over Kampala distributing money in the hope that Kampala people can change their minds on him. He’ll be shocked it’s time up.”

 

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