Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda “Ndugu” was of the many politicians who appeared before the age limit committee. In his submission, he refuted fellow NRM member, deputy secretary general Richard Todwong’s claims he made last week while appearing before the same committee that the now controversial article (102b) was just smuggled into the constitution. However, Rugunda failed to give his stand on whether a person above the age of 75 is still able to lead a country very well as well as his take on bringing back the term limits. He instead maintained that the power should be left to the majority that’s the people to choose the leader of their choice.
Among others who also appeared before the committee included Democratic Party (DP) president Nobert Mao who came with a spare car tyre cover branded “K’ogikwatako” and Ken Lukyamuzi, the Conservative Party (CP) president and former Member of Parliament for Rubaga South. Ken Lukyamuzi termed the consultation money that was previously given to the MPs as bribery. They both emphasized the need for MPs to ensure that the article is not tampered with.
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