Makerere University senior academician Dr. Stella Nyanzi has again thrown her voice against the ruling party legislator’s move to amend the Uganda Constitution.
As a digitally powerful scholar, Nyanzi passed this message via her facebook page where she described the move as a gang rape of the constitution.
Nyanzi asked, ‘How many times can our constitution stand bleeding from this regime’s rape?’.
“Yellow legislators join the executive to repeatedly gang-rape the constitution of Uganda. And this they do shamelessly in broad daylight!” Nyanzi added.
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.