The electorate have told their ruling party NRM representatives in parliament not to dare touch article 102 (b) that caps the presidential age limit at 75 years.
Last week, Nelson Lufafa, the area member of parliament for Butembe county, approached his electorate for views on the age limit bill tabled in parliament.
After consultations, the voters told him to leave the article as it is.
“The people of Butembe Have made it clear to me not to tamper with the constitution by amending Article 102 (B),” Lufafa said, pledging, “I will respect the people’s will”.
He rallied Ugandans to understand that the issue of age limit has ever been before parliament.
“This time it was the lifting of the age limit of the judges and electoral commissioners.”
He said Hon. Raphael Magyezi and Peter Ogwang who are pushing for the amendment of article 102b, spoke against the lifting of the age limit of judges and electoral commissioners.
Sheema rejects age limit
On Tuesday, voters in Kitagata sub-county in Sheema District made a decision not to remove age limit after meeting the area Woman MP Hon. Jacklet Atuhaire.
In Kitagata sub-county, out of 600 people only two voted for amendment of 102b. The rest reportedly rejected the amendment.
The two legislators have too decided not to support the bill which was earlier denounced by their colleagues; Sylvia Rwabwogo [Kabarole District Woman Representative], Abbas Agaba (Kitagwenda, Kamwenge) Alex Ruhunda (Fort Portal Municipality) And Andrew Martial (former Igara East MP).