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VIDEO: Besigye speaks out on NRM’s age limit plans

Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA |  The former President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kizza Besigye says he is not surprised by the decision of a section of NRM MPs to back the move for a private members bill to amend the constitution and remove the Presidential Age limit. Opposition MPs say they will challenge the motion.

The majority MPs from the NRM met at Parliament’s Conference Hall A on Tuesday and voted to support the ammendment bill. At the meeting, 246 NRM MPs resolved to move a private member’s bill to lift age limit.

Article 102 (B) of the constitution sets the age range for president at 35 to 75 years of age, and Museveni who will be 76 in 2021 cannot run for the presidency again – unless the constitution is amended by the MPs.

4 comments

  1. surprisingly, I am for the removal of the age limit. I, for once think that with the reintroduction of term limits the Age limit is rendered irrelevant. The only problem will arise if we do away with both the term limit and the age limit which will be a live breeding ground for life presidency. If we keep the age limit, those of us who wish to be witnesses of a Besigye presidency could only be hoping against hope.

  2. No wonder

  3. ndidde faisal mavirinkata

    I don’t support the removal of age limit because because its the last alternative for the removal of museven from power.some of us no longer have trust in our election s so if the bill is amended ,it means museven will rule us until Jesus come s back

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