Age Limit saga: MPs not soliciting money – Nankabirwa

The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa has refuted allegations that sections of NRM lawmakers are soliciting for money to lift the constitutional age limit for the president.

Nankabirwa has been addressing the media this afternoon at the Office of the Prime Minister where she said the reports are false.

There have been media reports that some ruling party law makers had mounted pressure on both the Chief Whip and President Yoweri Museveni asking for between Shs 300-600 million to lift the mandatory 75 age cap for the president.

Born in 1944, President Yoweri Museveni will hit the limit before 2021, the year Uganda will hold the next presidential election.

The party had scheduled a retreat for this week at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi but this has been called off.

For long there has been speculation that such a decision will be made during one of the party’s retreats.

Nankabirwa says that the decision to postpone the retreat was agreed upon by all members and new dates will be communicated in due course.


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