The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are calling for a vote for Uganda to exit the East African Community.
The call by the leading opposition party is premised on the reported move by the ruling NRM members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to amend the rules of procedure to extend the term limits.
FDC’s Deputy Secretary General for Harold Kaija on Monday condemned this move before calling to the country’s exit from the bloc.
Kaija told the media during the party’s weekly press briefing at Najjanankumbi that FDC had learnt that the NRM representatives in EALA whose term of office ends next year are hatching a plan to do away with term limits.
“We are concerned that the character of dismantling the Constitution has become the character of the NRM, prostate http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php ” Kaija noted.
Kaija said that instead of borrowing a leaf from the United Kingdom which last week voted out of the European Union to defend the country’s interests, http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/tdo-mini-forms/include/tdomf-template-functions.php the members are busy plotting to cling longer onto their seats.
“The matter we should be looking at is now leaving the EAC; we need to discuss whether Ugandans are actually benefiting from EAC,” said Kaija. “If a survey is to be conducted today, it would be found that many Ugandans know nothing about the Community and have never appreciated its relevance.”
As such, he said, Ugandans through a referendum should be give an opportunity to decide whether they should or should not stay in the East African Community.
“Ugandans are not looked at as people who have a stake in deciding their destiny; which shouldn’t be the case. For this we are therefore calling for a referendum.”