Mirundi: Nsereko can’t win Museveni age limit battle

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Presidential media advisor, Tamale Mirundi

Presidential advisor on media matters, Tamale Mirundi, says Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko, chewed a big chunk of meat that he won’t be able to swallow.

Mirundi who was appearing on NBS TV “Extra” programme Tuesday, was referring to Nsereko’s current campaign to block the age limit bill from being tabled in parliament.

Last week, Nsereko said he was raalying legislators to block the presidential age limit which seeks to scrap the 75 years constitutional limit and allow President Yoweri Museveni run in 2021 elections.

Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, says the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 awaits to be published in The Uganda Gazette before it can come to parliament for debate.

“Yet again our nation has been put to test. The amendment of the constitution is what is being presented,” Nsereko, once a ruling NRM party rebel MP announced his opposition to the bill.

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“I have already started the mobilisation and persuasion drive in parliament to block the amendment of Article 102 that deals with the age limit of a presidential candidate,” he added.

Nsereko called upon other legislators to join hands in the struggle to maintain the sanctity of the Ugandan constitution.

Mirundi, on the other hand, says the people that made the 1995 constitution left some gaps.

“They said there will be a review team after 10 years,” he explained.

He added: “Mohammed Nsereko is fighting a battle he will not win.”

According to Mirundi, Museveni is a revolutionary leader and that Uganda cannot afford to have more than revolutionary.

Host: Do you think there should be term limits?

Tamale: No.

Host: Museveni is a problem.

Tamale: No. He is not. Do not change sides.

According to Mirundi, once people show that they fear Museveni, they instead encourage NRM supporters to cling to him.

“I worked in State House and I doubt whether there are real “Balokole” in this country. I have written a book on their history.”

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