A number of Ministers and National Resistance Movement Members of Parliament on Tuesday morning moved and adopted a motion to remove the Presidential Age Limit from the Constitution.
The MPs sat in an extraordinary meeting and voted on the contentious amendment of Article 102 of the Constitution.
The motion was moved by the Kyaka County MP, Jakson Rwakafuuzi, a lawyer by profession, and seconded by all the attendants except one — Kumi Woman MP, Monica Amoding.
In today’s meeting the MPs agreed for a private member to formally move the motion to the floor of Parliament during a plenary sitting on Thursday afternoon.
The mobilization of the MPs was secretly done by the State Minister for Investment, Evelyn Anite and a number of NRM MPs led by Raphael Magezi of Igara Constituency.
Some of the cabinet members that attended the meeting included Adolf Message (Defense and Veterans Affairs), Karoro Okurut (General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister), Ronald Kibule of Water and Galabuzi Soozi of Luwero Triangle as well as Anite herself.
Igara East MP Raphael Magyezi is chief mover of the bill which once passed will allow 18 year olds to stand for president, LC-V chairmanship.
NRM MPs vote to move a Private Members’ Bill for the removal of the Constitutional Age Limits. Bill to be tabled on Thursday
Early last month we reported that the M.P who master minded this move,Hon. Simeo Nsubuga did so because of overwhelming bank loans.We also informed you that Simeo takes home only 2.5 millions of the 20 millions he earns as an M.P (losses most of it to loans).It should also be on record that the former Kasanda South M.P a sit now held by Simeo spearheaded the removal of term limits.