Opposition lost Age limit battle yesterday – Nankabirwa

Ruth Nankabirwa Gov’t Chief Whip

The government Chief whip Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa has described Members of Parliament opposed to the removal of age limit as losers.

Speaking to the Insider a head of the famous “Togikwatako week’’, Nankabirwa stated that all acts being done by the opposition are forms of accountability to the foreign agencies that sponsor them.

“All they have nothing to do except doing accountability for the millions of Money they get from the foreigners. I dare them to come on the floor and we debate if they have valid arguments.” She said.

Nankabirwa also said that she is firm age limit will be scrapped since the opposition lost the battle longtime ago.

She also dared the opposition to take the battle to the floor of parliament other than streets since the venue for diplomacy and ideology.

On commenting on the CCEDU report that revealed Majority Ugandans being against the removal of article 102b, Nankabirwa rubbished the allegations saying it was conducted by a biased organization that can’t offer a leveled ground.

The Citizens Coalition on Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) a non-Governmental organization, released a report indicating that over 85% of the voters in country being against the removal of article 102b.

The study, titled Citizens Perceptions on the Proposed Amendment of Article 102b of the Constitution sampled over 50,000 citizens in 100 constituencies across the country.

They included 22,926 females and 27,503 male respondents.

According to the report, Eastern region is most opposed to the amendment at 95% followed by Northern Uganda (86%) and 76% in Western region. Interestingly, only 66% of respondents in Central Uganda expressed opposition to the amendment.



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