Evelyn Anite Kajik, commonly known as Evelyn Anite, the State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatisation, has assured doubting Thomases to wonder no more for she will vote for the lifting of the presidential age limit and once more vote President Yoweri Museveni back into power in 2021 general elections.
A journalist turned politician, Anite was struggling with critics in a heated debate on one of the critical WhatsApp groups [Team No Age Limits and Protect Article 102 (b)] where Ugandans are ‘undressing’ MPs in public.
Anite, then Northern Uganda Youth MP, in 2014 knelt and urged President Museveni to seek re-election in 2016 elections.
During NRM retreat at Kyankwanzi, Anite mooted the proposal that could handed Museveni another term in office and that was bound to change her fortunes permanently.
When attacked over the matter in a WhatsApp group, Anite told critics to stay away from her family especially those testing her husband’s patience.
“But allow me to tell you this, don’t attack my family on matters of politics and my views as Anite. If you want to attack, attack me. I don’t care.”
“As for the billions you think we spent in Padyere,” Anite pressed on, “how is it your problem and why should you be hurt about money which is not yours?”
Anite reminded haters that what she did in Kyankwanzi benefited her a lot and her people of Koboko Municipality.
Indeed Anite would become the minister of state for Youth Affairs and Children in the next cabinet before progressing to minister of state for privatisation [her current position].
Anite told Daily Monitor in 2015 that her appointment as a minister was “God’s plan”.
“It was not a reward for what I did in Kyankwanzi; it was simply God’s plan although myself I did see it coming.”
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Then she came to the most crucial matter-the amendment of the constitution to scrap the presidential age limit and let Museveni stand again in 2021 elections.
“You wanted to know my views on the age limit. Now that I have told you, am going to vote for the removal of the age limit and also vote for the ‘old man’ again.”
Anite further reminded her haters who think that it is time for her to go, to relax for they would “have to wait for so long”.
“This time am going to stay,” she told the WhatsApp group administrator, adding, “…and I want to make it very clear to you that when the time comes to change article 102 (b), I will vote for the change of the article.”
The minister was recently in the news for saying that Ugandans would be forced to but Uganda telecom sim cards as a sign of patriotism, the same way they carry national IDs.