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MPs ejected from meeting with Museveni for opposing amending constitution

BY Tom Mugisha, tom.mugisha@alleastafrica.com

KAMPALA – Eight MPs were on Friday thrown out of the ongoing National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus over their opposition to the removal of presidential age limit.

According to Daily Monitor newspaper, Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa read out the names of Seven MPs and ordered them to immediately withdraw from the Caucus meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister Conference Hall.

The ejected MPs are Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West), John Baptist Nambeshe (Manjiya County), Gaffa Mbwatekamwa (Kasambya County), Patrick Nsamba (Kassanda County), Sylvia Rwabwogo (Kabarole District) and Acidiri James (Maracha East).

Kinkizi West MP James Kaberuka was also thrown out of the Caucus after he asked President Museveni why GCW Ruth Nankabirwa had thrown out MPs opposed to the removal of age limit.

President Museveni arrived mid-afternoon and is expected to put up a spirited defence of the removal of age limit.

The Special Forces Command (SFC) have ringed off all the OPM precincts.

Article 102(b) has now become a source of controversy after Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi tabled the Constitutional ( Amendment ) (No. 2) Bill, 2017 that seeks to remove the clause which caps the presidential age at 75 years.

The bill has been strongly opposed by the Opposition, a section of the ruling National Resistence Movement (NRM) party MPs, Law dons, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), some religious leaders among others. Those opposed to the bill argue that it seeks to allow President Museveni rule for life.

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1 comment

rezen Oct 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Subject: “MPs ejected from meeting with Museveni for opposing amending constitution”, Oct 15, 2017

Commentary, 15 Oct 2017
If we are forced to repeat, this is a glaring example that there is NO DEMOCRACY, NO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION in Africa in general, and in Uganda in particular – a country that is being lead by a graduate of Makerere University, encompassing all the required curriculum, including Humanities, Sociology, etc. , who has been in power for thirty-five (35) years and still demands to be the absolute Dictator for Life.

Africa, for some reason or another, must be cursed! As such, any opposition to this preposterous, shameless and disgraceful idea will go strait to jail without justice [and eventually to disappear, all together]. This is a glaring example of an “educated” African going wild into virile to compensate for a lost time!!! And the other Leaders too follow the example, as attested by the silence of the African Union in comfortable environment and the thirty-thousand (30,000) Highly “Western educated” African Intellectuals, with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (Ph D), awaiting, watching, scheming on the sidelines for ‘profitable’ source of grafting. POOR AFRICA!

OH! DEAR AFRICA, CRY TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT UNTIL YOU ARE EMACIATED OUT OF SINGLE DROP OF TEAR.

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