Hundreds of NRM party supporters in Kabale district marched along the streets of Kabale town on Monday launching their campaign of kicking the age limit clause from the constitution.
Led by the party youth chairman, Kassim Kamugisha, the group not only called for the lifting the presidential age limit but also demanded for an open age limit for youths to contest for higher positions of leadership.
The Party members presented a petition to the Kabale district NRM vice chairperson, Pauline Bigirwa, who they tasked to forward their petition to the party chairman Yoweri Museveni.
The demonstrators carried placards with words: ‘Kick Age Limit out of the Constitution (KALOC)’, ‘Below 35 years for Presidency Above 75 years for Presidency, and ‘Kabale Taxi drivers support lifting of the Presidential Age limit’ etc.
They marched from Kabale police barracks playground through Kabale Main Street up to Kisoro Taxi Park at ESSO to NRM offices.
Edison Turyahabwa, the NRM publicity secretary for Kabale district, says Article 102 (b) of the Constitution which sets the presidential age limit between 35 and 75 years is unfair, discriminative and must be amended.
Sheikh Kamugisha asked Kigezi ruling part diehards to expeditiously handle the campaign and dispose of the age limitations disposal bill “because we must take power of our country today not tomorrow”.
President Museveni turns 75 in 2019, two years before the next general elections scheduled for 2021.
On Saturday, NRM supporters in Lango held a similar demo demanding that the presidential age limit be lifted to give room to all Ugandans who aspire to become president to compete for the position without any limitations and prejudice.
Last month, another group mainly from Lira town held a similar peaceful demonstration.