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Take opposition views on age-limit seriously – Ken Lukyamuzi

President of the Conservative Party Ken Lukyamuzi says that the legal and parliamentary affairs committee should take the views on the age limit removal from the opposition seriously.

Lukyamuzi says that the leaders from the Democratic Party that s Norbert Mao, Fred Mukasa Mbidde and representatives from JEEMA appeared before the committee against the wishes of their members.

He says party members warned them against appearing before the committee because of their strong resistance against amending article 102(b) on the age limits of 35 to 75 years for presidential candidates.

Meanwhile, Mao says that although he himself had said initially that he would not appear before the committee, he changed his mind with the aim of convincing the committee to oppose the bill.

Mbidde says that there is a possibility to challenge the legality of the bill because of the violence meted on MPs on the day the motion to introduce it was moved.

He says the bill should have been subjected to people power because the quality of elections is still wanting in Uganda.

He  says that the article can be subjected to a referendum and the Bukholi county North MP Gaster Mugoya says the provision can rendered as one that can be entrenched

The committee meeting that was presided over by the vice chairperson Robinah Rwakoojo commedned the leaders for not shunning their invitation, which they agreed was a sign of tolerance and civility in multiparty politics.

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