“REMOVING AGE LIMIT TANTAMOUNTS TO INVOKING BLOODSHED”-BISHOP MUHIRWA
By Sylivia Kugonza
Religious in leaders in Tooro sub-region led by Bishop Robert Muhirwa of Fort Portal Diocese have told the Batooro and Ugandans at large that removing the presidential age limit is tantamount to invoking bloodshed in Uganda.
The religious leaders were yesterday attending a consultative meeting called by three ministers and attorney general from Tooro that was held at Buhinga play ground in Fort Portal. The ministers included Peace Mutuzo, Tom Butime and Adolf Mwesige.
Muhirwa said that there was a reason why the framers of the 1995 constitution restricted the presidential age limit between 35 and 75 years of age, saying they should be respected.
Muhirwa also asked President Yoweri Museveni to respect the oath he took to defend and protecting the constitution. He cautioned Museveni against listening to only those in support of the amendment but also the views of the elders and religious leaders.
In what could have been a reference to Ministers from the Tooro region, Muhirwa said that they should not be intimidated but stand for the truth. They include Defense and Veteran Affairs Minister, Adolf Mwesige, the State Minister for Culture, Peace Mutuuzo, Local Government Minister; Tom Butiime and William Byaruhanga; the Attorney General.
Sheikh Abdalla Badru, the Sheik Burahya County Sheikh asked President Museveni to give chance to other people who are capable of leading the country.
Source:www.mknewlink.com a western Uganda website