Uganda’s President Museveni has signed into law the controversial age limit, paving the way for him to contest for a sixth term in office.
The president signed the bill into act of parliament on December 27, before sending the communication on December 29.
“He assented to the bill after the speaker wrote to him. It’s now law,” Don Wanyama, Senior Presidential Private Secretary said.
He assented to the bill after the speaker wrote to him. It’s now law,
On December 20, parliament finally passed the age limit bill in which a total of 317 MPs voted in favour of the motion to lift the age limit whereas 97 members were against.
While delivering his end of year address, President Museveni commended the legislators who voted in favor of the age limit amendment, calling them ‘liberators of Uganda’.
“I salute the 317 MPs who defied intimidation, alignment, and blackmail and opted for a flexible Constitution to deal with destiny issues of Africa,”Museveni said.
The signing of the bill has received comments from many politicians and religious leaders;-
Abdul Katuntu, MP Bugweri county (FDC) said that this was a Museveni bill right from the very start so it’s not news for him to ascend to it.
Betty Nambooze, MP Mukono Municipality (DP) said that she was not surprised. She also narrated that such glaring mistakes by the President make their work as Opposition members even much easier to explain to the people.
Erias Lukwago Kampala Lord Mayor said that they are to line up a team of lawyers to challenge this law in courts of law because it takes away Uganda’s opportunity of peaceful handover of power from one president to another.