Former ethics and integrity Minister Hon. Miria Matembe has also lashed the National Resistance movement members who passed a resolution of tabling a pro age limit removal private members bill in the August house.
Speaking while appearing on NBS Television Frontline, Matembe described the yellow legislators as president Museveni’s bootlickers.
She added that though government has ignored issues hurting Ugandans, but they are ready and committed to fight for their land and rule of law in their country.
“Ugandans out there are crying but they are ready. Because you have jobs, you forget what our brothers died for” she said.
On Tuesday 12 September 2017, the team of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) legislators voted to spearhead a private members bill to amend article 102b scraping the presidential age limit set at 75 years.
The motion was moved by Kyaka County MP Jackson Rwakafuzi to scrap the presidential age limit and was backed by all NRM MPs except the kumi Mp Monica Amoding, in a meeting chaired by MP for Bubyangabu county Adolf Kasaija Mwesigye.
The 1995 constitution bars anyone above 75 years of age from standing for president. This means President Museveni is not ineligible to seek re-election in 2021 unless the constitution is amended.