Age limit: Anite sets date, Nsereko speaks on CID probe

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The National Resistance Movement Members of Parliament will table the motion for a private member’ Bill seeking for the scrapping of presidential age limit clause on Thursday.

State minister for privatisation and investment, Evelyn Anite, confirmed to press at parliament Tuesday saying they have finalised everything.

“Nothing will stop this bill from sailing through,” Anite who under attack for claiming the army supports her group, asserted.

Igara West MP, Raphael Magezi, said after presenting the Bill, they will embark on countrywide consultations with their electorate.

“We are complying with the Supreme Court ruling which directed the Government to enact constitutional and electoral reforms within two years,” Magyezi said.

Anti-age limit MPs speak on CID questioning  

On Tuesday, MPs Allan Sewanyana and Muhammad Nsereko appeared at CID headquarters in Kibuli for interrogation over offensive remarks and inciting violence.

Ssewanyana at Kibuli

They were questioned and later granted police bond but further ordered to return on Thursday – the same day that the bill will be tabled on the floor of parliament.

Speaking to press after the session, Ssewanyana said he had also to be detained so that he can be produced in court before Thursday but police never complied.

“What is important is I will not come back to CID on Thursday. They have asked me whatever they wanted,” he said.

He added: “I must be in parliament on Thursday when they present that amendment.”

Nsereko, when he left the CID Interrogation room, also echoed Ssewanyana’s words saying he would not return to Kibuli on Thursday.

“I will communicate to them [CID]. That should show the people that we have political support in the house.”

He added: “We have an impact in the house. I urge our supporters that we are firm and our position has not changed.”

Nsereko wondered why NRM that maintains that it has numbers, is afraid of dissenting MPs.

“It is the people that are making the aggressive acts who are not invited here.”

MP Otto

Aruu County MP Hon. Odonga Otto who escorted the legislators said when the first drum of constitutional amendment is being hit on Thursday, Nsereko and Ssewanyana must be there.

“These things of summoning Nsereko and Ssewanya are bogus. We may consider sending a lawyer on Friday to represent our clients or come after plenary,” he said.

He said police is working for government of Uganda and the MPs are also working for government. “We won’t miss that motion.”

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