Museveni: I’m not part of presidential age limit debate


Museveni checks his AK47 at Kyankwanzi

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has said he’s not party to the ongoing debate about scrapping the presidential age limit in the constitution.

There have been speculations in the public that the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament are planning to vote for constitutional amendments to provide for the removal of age limit in order to allow president Museveni stand for presidency again in 2021.

According to the constitution, a person shall not be allowed to contest for presidency if he or she is 75 years and above.

When asked about the age limit debate at a cabinet retreat in Kyankwanzi, president Museveni said: “Those are your own words. I am not involved in the age limit debate. We have been here for seven days and we didn’t even talk about it.”

The fear for the removal of age limit in the constitution is based on a referendum prior to which president Museveni gave each MP Shs5 million to vote for removal term limits which allowed president Museveni to contest for presidency.

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