James Kakooza, a Ugandan accountant and politician says President Yoweri Museveni should go on ruling Uganda until death takes him.
Kakooza who served as State Minister for Health (Primary Care) in Uganda since 2009, is also the Member of Parliament representing Kabula County, Lyantonde District, in the Ugandan Parliament since 2001.
“President Museveni should live a life presidency without any limit. Only death limit should stop him,” Kakooza said this week while attending the burial of the late Kintu in Kyempitsi Kaliro sub county Lyantonde District.
Addressing mourners, Kakooza advised local voters to keep appreciating Museveni’s achievements like roads, health centres, security and developing towns, among others.
What other MPs say:
The bill which is still raising dust among political circles has also divided the ruling National Resistance Movement members.
Independent MP Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East) told The Observer that for the sake of the future of Uganda, MPs must reject the proposed amendments.
NRM-leaning Independent Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko said he will lead a bipartisan MPs’ campaign to resist the amendment of Article 102(b)
Matthias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality) said that with a catalogue of broken promises and a regime that is apathetic to the demands of the people, President Museveni should have the courtesy to leave power peacefully.
Fred Turyamuhweza (Rujumbura, FDC) said the 75-year upper age limit is the only safety net left in the constitution and tinkering with it will be disastrous for Uganda’s stability.
Former FDC and now Independent MP Beatrice Anywar (Kitgum Municipality) said she would first consult her voters.
Kato Lubwama (Rubaga South) said with the huge amounts of money being thrown at his NRM colleagues, the matter is already sealed.
Charles Angiro Gutumoi (Erute North) told The Observer that it will be the highest order of madness in this country if the age limit is removed.
Felix Okot Ogong (Dokolo South), Michael Timuzugu (Kajara) and Janet Okori Moe (Abim Woman) insist they will not support the age limit amendment.
His Kajara counterpart, Micheal Timuzigu, said much as the assumption is that all NRM MPs support the amendment, he is comfortable with the provisions of the constitution as they are.
On her part, Janet Okori Moe (Abim) said she will not support the age limit amendment because she has not seen any reason to do so.
Lily Adong (Nwoya Woman, Ind) said there is need for fresh brains to run the country.
For Deogratious Kiyingi (DP, Bukomansimbi), there is no reason for removing the age limit.
Joshua Anywarach (Padyere) and Gilbert Olanya (Kilak South) said the age limit must remain.
Outspoken Buyaga West MP Barnabas Tinkasimire said removing the age limit is totally immoral.
Ibrahim Kasozi (FDC), the Makindye East MP, said removing the proposed amendment is a recipe for disaster.
Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana vowed to physically fight the bill in parliament.
As for Bugiri Woman MP Agnes Taaka Wejuli (NRM), what the people of Bugiri tell her to do is what she will do.
For Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye (FDC), it’s madness to even think about it.
Additional reporting by The Observer