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NRM Rebel MPs Launch Campaign to Block Age-Limit Amendment

Muhammad Nsereko
Muhammad Nsereko

Some National Resistance Movement Members of Parliament backed by Independent members on Wednesday launched a campaign to block the declared amendment of presidential age limit.

MPs from the ruling party including Felix Okot Ogong of Dokolo, Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Barnabas Tinkasimiire of Buyaga West and Nambesh John Baptist of Njiya accompanied by Independents Mohamed Nsereko of Kampala Central and Vincent Nuwagaba of Ndorwa East today declared that they will not allow the Bill to remove the age limit be introduced on the floor of Parliament.

“Museveni has played his part and we want him to retire in peace and allow Uganda to move forward. We are against the move by some of our colleagues to amend the Constitution to favor one man,” Okot Ogong said during a press briefing at Parliament.

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According to Nsereko, the group against the amendment is ready to go physical on the floor of parliament if the architects of the Bill are to insist on introducing.

“We are ready to do everything including getting physical on the floor. We are hitting the gym soon,” Nsereko said.

The youthful legislator also appealed to the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga not to allow the Bill to be introduced in the house.

“I am appealing to the Speaker to stop these selfish MPs from bringing a Bill that is injurious to the good of the country,” Nsereko added.

The move by the six MPs follows the adoption of 246 NRM MPs and ministers on Tuesday to introduce a Bill to amend artricle 102 (b) on Thursday.

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