Invite opposition to Kyankwanzi, Basalirwa dares NRM

In Uganda, what often metamorphoses into serious talk starts as small talk; age limit no different said Asuman Basalirwa.

The Jeema president claims the removal of the presidential age limit is far more important to Museveni than the middle-income status vision.

“I am glad that after 30 years, Mr. Museveni is realizing the need for retreats with themes,” Basalirwa said while appearing on NBS TV Monday morning.

Basalirwa said he wants to predict that there will be a removal of age limits and that nobody in Parliament has the capacity to stop that.

The question of whether the age limit was on the agenda at Kyankwanzi put Opondo into a rage before clarifying that the Kyankwanzi Woman MP, Ann Nankabirwa who suggested the topic had been blocked from attending the retreat.

While government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said the Kyankwanzi retreat never discussed the removal of age limit, Basalirwa said that it is too early to determine whether goals set in Kyankwanzi will be achieved “but let’s give them a benefit of the doubt”.

“There’s need for consensus. We [opposition] should be invited to Kyankwanzi during these retreats.”

Meanwhile, Basalirwa says the country needs to review the quality of elections conducted by the electoral commission.

“We have had regular elections but it is high time we started talking about quality of our elections,” he continued.

According to Basalirwa, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe during ‪the election petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama ‎Mbabazi said he hoped after five years, the same issues raised then wouldn’t be raised again.

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