By Barak Tukashaba
Rukungiri district National Resistance Movement delegates have agreed
that amendments be made to the constitution on Article 102(b) that
caps the age limit at 35 and 75years for one to contest for
This was reached at during a consultations meeting with National
Resistance Movement delegates at hotel Riverside presided over by
Prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.
The motion to amend article 102(b) was moved by Rukungiri district
NRM delegates jubilation after endorsing age limit removal
woman councilor for Buhunga and Ruhinda sub counties Hellen Kabajungu and seconded by Fidel Begumisa the district councilor for Nyarushanje Sub County.
The Prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda in the company of Ministers
David Bahati, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi and Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Different MPs, urged them to mobilize the electorates and vote out the
opposition in the district and allow movement to be on the top of
district as it was during the UPM.
Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda adds that when article 102(b) is amended that
even all youth of 18 years will be allowed to contest as local council three, five and president.
The Rukungiri chairman NRM party Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi said that the constitution of Uganda allows any legislator to come up with a law
that makes amendments and it also allows in some articles grants its
“its not only Hon Magezi the first in parliament to do so but others
have also done it such as Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, David Bahati and
others” Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi said.
Dr. Chris Baryomunsi says that all constitutions in the world can be
amended since it allows it’s self to be amended but those of
opposition that oppose to be amended they fear president Yoweri
Museveni when it comes to voting.
He adds that there is nothing that doctors can show that when you reach 75 years you cannot be a president.
The senior presidential advisor Francis Batinti asked the prime
minister to deliver a message to the president to consider the NRM
party candidates that lost in 2016 general elections but have the capacity to transform the district.
However, on Wednesday when Rukungiri municiplality MP Hon.Roland Mugume Kaginda was consulting all voters there, all unanimously rejected the age limit removal, saying that it only favours president Museveni.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.