Kampala District National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman Capt. Francis Babu has boldly stood against the party’s move to have the presidential age limit scrapped off from the constitution.
Speaking during the Thursday 06th July NBS Television talk show, Babu added that besides fighting for age limit, the term limits that were scrapped in 2005 have to be restored in the constitution.
“Where we are standing right, now we need a constitutional review. The real amendment is the two term limits; I want the two term limits restored.” He said.
He added that the failure to have term limits has given president Musveni a lot of wings to control everything and unquestionable powers.
“Over the years I have realized that the powers invested into the president are very many.” Babu added.
The two times Kampala city Mayoral aspirant adds that whether it’s amending only one article of the constitution, it’s still constitution amendment. Let’s go and look at all areas that we think are a nuisance in running of this country; let’s not look at a few things.
Babu concluded saying that he will respect whichever dicison the Members of Parliament will take since they are the people to debate the motion.
“MPs are the ones to debate the age limit bill, these are powerful people and their decision will be respected. I’m not going to waste my time on individuals. A lot of nonsense going on in this country. I want a constitutional review for posterity. Capt. Some articles should be in the acts of Parliament and not the Constitution.”
Capt. Francis Babu climaxed noting that ‘If we have failed to remove the president through the polls, the term limit is an important posterity for this county.’
There is a titanic wind in the political climate of Uganda following the declaration of that Article 102 of the Uganda constitution might be scrapped to favor President Museveni to run for another term in office.
This information reveal by the Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Hon. Gen. Kahinda Otafire has sparked off a lot of criticism form both opposition, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and even party members from the ruling party.