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New Twist: Private Presidential Age Limit Bill Owner Rafael Magyezi Storms Out Of Parliamentary Committee

By Timothy Sibasi, timothy.sibasi@alleastafrica.com

KAMPALA –The mover of the controversial private members bill seeking to remove the presidential age limit from the 1995 Ugandan constitution, Rafael Magyezi has stormed out of the parliamentary and legal affairs committee of Uganda, after members of the committee found his credibility in question in the 9th parliament where his reported to have forged a parliamentary report on Local Government and Kampala Capital City Authority.

Rafael Magyezi Storms Out Of Parliamentary Committee

Magezi was found to have been in breach of parliamentary rules of procedure in the course of processing the certificate of financial implication, date he was granted leave of leave and the gazatting of the bill in the Uganda gazette; the committee established that all appeared on the same date of September 28, 2017.

This compelled the committee to bring his passed experience of forging documents of parliament into context.

The committee unanimously moved a motion to put the mover of the private members bill Rafael Magyezi on oath for him to affirm to the committee that there’s no forgery in his documents and content of submission.

The committee established that the clerk to parliament approved the publication of the bill in the Uganda gazette and the finance minister approved the certificate of financial implication on the same date of September 28th, 2017…a matter that the committee found unusual.

Against this procedural abnormality the committee chair Jacob Oboth Oboth moved to summoned the clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige and the Finance Minister Matiya Kasaijja for breaching  rule 112 of the parliamentary rules of procedure.

Rafael Magyezi Storms Out Of Parliamentary Committee

“our rules of producers are very clear its the clerk to prove whether the publication of the bill in the uganda gazette…acquisition of financial implication were done on the same day.” Says Magyezi before he stormed out of the committee.

The Finance minister will be found culpable to have signed certificate of financial implication and clerk of parliament if the committee finds it beyond reasonable doubts that there was coordinated connivance between the two government officials to cause a constitutional crisis.

Both the Minister of Finance Matiya Kssaija and the Clerk to parliament will appear before the parliamentary and legal affairs committee of parliament in the course of this week..

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1 comment

rezen Oct 31, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Subject: “New Twist: Private Presidential Age Limit Bill Owner Rafael Magyezi Storms Out Of Parliamentary Committee” By Timothy Sibasi, Oct 31, 2017

Commentary, 31 Oct 2017
I am heading into HOT WATER!!! I understand the reaction of Rafael Magyezi!!!! What the smart-aleck, immaculately well dressed, with diplomatic gesture, defender of President Musevenis’ Constitution for Uganda is saying is SIMPLE:
Hypothetical question Quote: “WE ALL AGREED IN PRIVATE WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE IDEA OF PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. WHY ARE YOU NOW WASTING OUR TIME TO APPEASE THE UGANDAN MASS?” UNQUOTE of Hypothetical question.

What the parliamentarians should really say is to pronounce LOUD and CLEAR that the idea of President for LIFE must NEVER happen in Uganda. PERIOD, FULL STOP, NO FUSS, NO SKIRTING AROUND. In that manner, to make it absolutely clear, they should add: ‘DON’T CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION’, END of MEETING.

And THE END of my diatribes

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