State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatisation, Evelyn Anite, has unleashed yellow “age limit” ruling party NRM T-shirts that will help push the scrapping of the presidential age limit crusade across the country.
On Tuesday, NRM Members of Parliament announced they would table the Presidential Age Amendment Bill to allow President Yoweri Museveni rule forever.
So far, Anite has made great strides in that direction, distributing the now popular t-shirts to youth and fellow MPs who will move out to the public to explain the importance of removing age limit for presidential candidates.
The jerseys marked with numbers and names of particular individuals are said to have cost atleast Shs1bn.
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Those who have already received t-shirts are Anite, Rwakajara, Odongo, among others. The team will also print posters for the exercise.
Asked why she was overconfident in this crusade, Anite said: “We have the support of the army”, explaining that nothing will deter the NRM legislators from lift the age limit.
“You can’t intimidate a ruling party…we have the support of the army,” she told NBS television.
“For us in Northern Uganda we don’t go to the gym. We are naturally fit. Those who threatened to box us, if you want to beat people, go and compete with Golola,” she went on.
Anite told off the anti-age limit crusaders led by Kampala Central MP, Muhammad Nsereko, that no one can intimidate a ruling party.
“For them they are looking for support, but we are not. We are the party in government; we have the support of the (military).”
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She said they so far have 265 members who have supported the bill and are ready to fight on.
“We heard they are threatening to beat us; we shall not beat them physically but on the floor of the house. If they cannot outsmart us, they should shut up and wait for Ugandans to decide.”
As for the opposition Democratic Party [DP] which recently launched “Togikwatako” campaign, Anite emphasised that her job is to amend that constitution even ten times if necessary.
Anite has now called on the army [UPDF] to protect her and her family from those threatening to kill them.