By Yosam Gucwaki
NRM leaders in Masindi district have rejected the presidential age limit amendment saying that there is no need to amend it now.
The leaders yesterday rejected the amendment of article 102b during the NRM conference at country inn hotel which had been called by NRM secretariat. The team from the NRM secretariat was being led by Milton Muwuma.
The meeting was attended by the district and municipal councilors, NRM leagues from both the district and the municipality, the sub county leaders and the opinion leaders.
During his presentation, Muwuma asked the Masindi NRM leaders to support the amendment of Article 102b which the leaders rejected with unanimously.
When the leaders were asked to support the amendment, they responded angrily by pointing out reasons hindering them from supporting the bill.
Solomon Asimwe; a councilor at Masindi municipal council accused the Member of Parliament for Masindi municipality, Ernest Kiiza for failing to consult them during his consultations noting that as municipal leaders they were not consulted at all and his consultation was not thorough. Another councilor from Masindi municipal council; as Yusuf Nyamayarwo accused NRM government for taking Bunyororo for granted.
Fredrick Bagonza Mandella, the LC3 chairperson, noted that instead of amending only article 102b, there should be a comprehensive amendment of the entire constitution such that they are not seen as being selfish Joseph Wamani, the NRM District youth councilor, noted that as youth they are aware that that article 102 talks specifically about the office of the president noting they are only blind folding them by saying that the amendment will consider the youth.
Silvia Karungi; the councilor representing Kikwanana ward to Masindi municipal council, noted that they are passing through a lot of intimidation since security learnt that their council wanted to pass a resolution in protest of the amendment.
Karungi said that on the 15th this month they are going to pass a resolution protesting the amendment.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.