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NRM ‘rebel’ MPs summoned by police for refusing to support age-limit removal

 

Rebel MPs address Journalists at aparliament after the police summons

The National resistance Movement (NRM) ‘rebel’ MPs summoned by have been summoned by the Uganda Police.

According to the police letter dated 15th September from CID division in Kibuuli, they are meant to explain the reasons why they are the scrapping the Age-Limit clause.

The summoned include Hon. Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga County, the Kumi district woman MP Hon. Monica Amoding, Hon. John Nambeshe, Kampala Central Legislator Muhammad Nsereko, Allan Ssewanyana among others.

One of the summons

On Tuesday 12th September 2017, 245 NRM MPs led by Raphael Magyezi (Igara West) resolved to push for a parliamentary debate on article 102b that bars anyone above 75 or under 35 from standing for president.

Born in 1944 and in power since 1986, Museveni will be ineligible for reelection when Uganda next goes to the polls in 2021. But the MPs’ move could see Museveni on the ballot.

On Friday, cabinet gave Magyezi’s motion a green light which is expected to be tabled as a Private Members’ Bill in Parliament on Thursday, September 21.

 

 

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