The proposed seven year term that is now gaining popularity that was endorsed by the NRM party caucus has attracted resistance from opposition MPs on the basis that its frontiers have selfish interests and are seeking compensation for supporting the current controversial presidential age limit bill .
The move to extend the term of elective offices from five to seven years was brought back, when disclosed his plans to table a private member’s bill that seeks to extend the term of all elective offices from five years to seven.
The seven year term of office for the president and the members of parliament was first fronted by Kabula county MP James Kakooza in the 9th parliament but was unpopular among MPs.
Contacted opposition MPs who include Hon Moses Kasibante,Rubaga North, Hon.Paulson Lutamaguzi, Nakaseke south, Ndorwa East, Wilfred Niwagaba ,Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke and Rukungiri Municipality MP
said that if a bill seeking for extension of the term of office of the and president members of parliament is brought in parliament they will entirely oppose it and vote against because it against the people’s will who voted the government in power for five years.
Ssemakula said that it’s a bad proposal because it comes at a time when the country is expecting MPs to assessing their performance for the two years they have spent in parliament.
Niwagaba said that this proposal would not benefit the current parliament and this shall require a referendum to have peoples mandate.