MPs dare Museveni to transfer power like apartheid icon Mandela

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launching Annual Nelson Mandela Commemorative Lecture at Makerere University

Butambala County MP Hon Muwanga Kivumbi says the people of Butambala say all they want is a peaceful transfer of power.

“I have heard arguments that elections are enough to guarantee peaceful transition,” he said Wednesday.

Kivumbi said his people fear that when an individual stays long in power, he becomes the Alfa and the Omega.

“The fact is that in 2021, Museveni will not be eligible to contest,” he said only to for parliament presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, to make Museveni a life president, a few hours later.

Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo had challenged Museveni thus:” If the apartheid icon Nelson Mandela had one term, how about Uganda? Why are we hostages by a good leader President Yoweri Museveni who did his part?”

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Appearing on NTV “Big Story”, Muyanja Mbabaali MP Bukoto County South said all MPs did was do away with discrimination articles in the constitution.

He said the problem with Uganda is not the age limit, it is under development.

But Herbert Edmund Ariko MP Soroti Municipality pointed out that for the lower age limit cap, “we cannot do away with experience and pressure of being president”.

Ariko said former South African President Nelson Mandela was known most for his promise of one term of leading the South African people.

“We are locking out people with brilliant ideas to take Uganda forward.”

Mbabaali, on the other hand, said the constitution is the only pillar of stability for this country.

“This has been the most volatile moment for Kadaga both as legislator and speaker.”