Abiriga: I’m Ready to Die Fighting for Museveni Life Presidency

MPs belonging to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have Tuesday responded to hostile remarks from sections of the public opposed to the lifting of the age limit clause.

Last week, a group of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party MPs resolved to table a bill with the intention of removing the age limit clause that bars all those below 35 and those above 75 from standing for president.

Born in 1944 and in power since 1944, three-decade president Yoweri Museveni will be over 75 and article 102b bars him from standing for president.

The NRM MPs’ announcement was greeted with hostility from opposition MPs who vowed to use all means possible to defend the Constitution and avert a possible Museveni life presidency.

But NRM MPs too have resolved to do whatever it takes to delete the age limit clause.

One of such MPs is Arua Municality’s Ibrahim Abiriga, one of the first MPs to front the idea of a Museveni life presidency and the deletion of the age limit.

Abiriga has today told reporters that he was ready to die for a Museveni life president, arguing that he (Museveni) was the only one who could unite Uganda.

“It is only Gen Yoweri Museveni who can unite Uganda. That is why I want to die behind this thing,” Abiriga said.

And true to his word, Abiriga exchanged blows with Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku over the age limit.

Samuel Kamugisha