Members of Parliament opposed to the proposed private members bill that seeks to amend Article 102(b) that caps the age limit between 35 and 75, have arrived at Kibuli CID headquarters for questioning.
The summoned are; Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County) Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West) Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East).
Also present are Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto, Makindye West legislator, Allan Ssewanyana, and Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama, among others.
Speaking to press at Kibuli CID headquarters, Hon. Nsereko said they won’t be intimidated by partisan people.
“Our freedom of expression is enshrined in the constitution. I don’t know why police are much concerned with what we say. But we are standing our ground no matter what,” Nsereko vowed.
He said their colleagues who have everything including the support of the army are scared, wondering what makes them [pro-age limit NRM MPs] panic.
Otto on his part said: “These people might delay Nsereko and me here and then the MPs table the private members’ bill in Parliament.”
He said CID decided to separate Nsereko and Ssewanyana. “I will be handling the statement of Ssewanyana”.
Speaking earlier, Ssekikubo said police summons could be the consequences in a bad system.
“We saw this coming and we had prepared for it. I’m in an upbeat mood because we foresaw this arising. The bigger question is ‘what all this?”
He called them fraud systems of fraud people.
“And the bigger question remains ‘why are we tinkering with the constitution?’ What is offensive in this matter? Talking plainly about the way I see things? I haven’t been told what offensive words I used.”
MP Ssekikubo said he swore to protect and defend the constitution.
“I have no apologies whatsoever over what I said. I shall stand and offer the best I can to the last atom.”