Following the move by the National Resistance Movement crew that passed the controversial private members bill to have article 102b removed from the Ugandan constitution, countless discussions in support and against have been moved in different media platforms.
Putting in consideration of this Bible verse Proverbs 23:15-18 that states that ‘My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right. Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.’ One may have a series of questions left and right to be able to digest the mighty discussion passed this afternoon at the Parliament of Uganda.
The first point of attention was sparked by the Kumi Woman Member of Parliament and the Chairperson of the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association, Monica Amoding, the only dissenting voice in the meeting.
Amoding protested her name being included among backers of age limit removal, saying she was not aware of their plans citing that she believes this was a pompous discussion.
On Twitter, the discussion caught a lot of power with one Mundeke Moses noting that Very soon the National Resistance Movement (NRM) legislators will mistakenly table to remove elections.
Very soon NRM Mps will Mistakenly table to remove elections
— Mundeke Moses (@MundekeM) September 12, 2017
Rugunda joins crusade
Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, told The Observer in an interview that he was in support of youth campaigners for the removal of the constitutional age limit for presidential candidates.
“Yes I meet them; they are my young comrades,” the prime minister told the newspaper at parliament.
“I see nothing that provides a scientific or rational reason that somebody who is above 75 years cannot be president,” he added.
Hajj Ibrahim Kitatta one of the NRM youth Leaders promoting Kick Age Limitations Out of the Constitution (KALOC) has welcomed the move by NRM MPs to remove all age limitations in the constitution.
The National Youth Council secretary also pledged more support from his fellow youth since the lower and upper caps will be removed thus enabling all able bodied youth to take up leadership positions like LC V chairpersons, Mayors, Vice President and Chief Justice.
Vendors and traders in downtown Kampala went on the streets Tuesday waving placards and declaring their support for President Yoweri Museveni.
The vendors who asked Museveni in their placards to stand again in 2021, say he may as well amend of articles 26 &102 of the constitution for as long as he addresses their issues.
Their peaceful demonstration came on the same day the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] Members of Parliament passed a motion to move a private members bill to amend presidential age limit clause.