Lira women march in support of age limit removal

NRM women marching in Lira town

A group of women donning National Resistance Movement (NRM) T-shirts marched through the streets of Lira town on Wednesday to show their support for the removal of the presidential age limit clause.

Led by Moses Opio, the former Lira district NRM chairperson, the group of about 20 women marched from Lira district headquarters taking Olwol road, Oyite Ojok lane, Obote Avenue and stopped in Lira Bus Park.

They were carrying placards inscribed on: “General YK Museveni Paka last [forever]. We support the removal of term limit.”

Opio later told press that the women support the amendment of Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution which bars someone above the age of 75 years from contesting for president.

Museveni will be 76 in 2021 elections hence ineligible to stand again, according to Uganda’s constitution.


David Ongom Mudong, the North Region Police spokesperson, told Uganda Radio Network [URN] that the NRM supporters didn’t notify police about their procession.

Yet they were never arrested as is the case with three youth who held a mock funeral for Museveni in Mbarara or NRM youth league leaders who denounced the presidential age limit bill at Makerere university.



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