Busujju County (Mityana district) MP David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga has Thursday announced his stand on the age limit amendment bill that seeks to delete the upper age limit in article 102b of Uganda’s constitution to allow three-decade president Yoweri Museveni stand for president beyond the age of 75 and possibly rule the east African impoverished nation for life.
Kalwanga, an NRM-leaning independent, was welcomed by rebel NRM MPs who Museveni last week said were against him by opposing a bill he was supporting.
“I want to be clear that I had not come out to declare my stand publicly but I want to tell you that this bill won’t pass; I have been with NRM guys, opposition and independents, I know their plans,” said Kalwanga.
The rebel MPs have pledged to throw a party for all NRM and independent MPs that reject the age limit removal bill.
“We understand there are many other members of the NRM that are fearing to come out and publicly declare that they are against the proposal, but we encourage them to come out and stand with the people of Uganda other than siding with a few,” said Kasambya North MP Patrick Nsamba.
“There are threats going around against those that don’t support the bill. If someone comes out to say No, honestly we need to congratulate them. Thank you for liberating yourself but also the people of Busujju and from today they will sleep happy.”
Others present to welcome Kalwanga included Theodere Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Sam Lyomoki (Workers).