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Religious Leaders turn-down MPs Age limit dialogue invitation

Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU

In the bid to have the presidential age limit bill smeared with butter and accepted buy Ugandans, the ruling party has embarked on inviting and negotiating with different stakeholders ranging from youths to the elder, elites and illiterates.

However though the different cadres are on every level popularizing the move that has received a gigantic bunch of opposition and criticism, more breath taking events have continued to happen to the ruling party leadership.

News reaching our desk reveals that the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has turned down an invitation to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of parliament.

It is said that the team of the men of God was requested to share views on the proposed Magezi bill and seeks to offer Museveni a life presidency tenure.

However it’s revealed that religious leaders have written back to the committee advising that members make use of a press release issued on September 12, and a petition to the Speaker of Parliament dated September 18 to form an opinion on the proposed amendment. The two documents were signed by seven religious leaders who include the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga and the Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

They insist that they cannot be part of the cue scrapping off article 102b since its the only way the Government can secure peaceful transition power. They added that they failed to secure the term limits removal because it was not given room for scrutiny thereby calling upon the ruling party to accord respect to the constitution and leave it intact.

It should be noted the ‘men of God’ have joined the Makerere University Law Dons and former Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi, and the elders Forum who wrote to the committee declining to appear as requested.

 

 

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