The ruling NRM deputy secretary general, Richard Todwong, says the party is closely following what is happening as regards the private members’ bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit and raise that of judicial officers as well electoral commissioners.
“As a party we don’t send individuals, we sit as a caucus and make decisions,” Todwong said while appearing on “NBSFrontline” last night.
He added: “I’m a bit disappointed that MPs drove to Jinja to discuss something without official invitations.”
As a functionary of NRM, Todwong said he was restrained to give his view on the motion tabled by Nakifuma MP Kafeeero Ssekitoleko.
Deputy NRM spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, on the other hand, said they cant trust Kilak North MP Anthony Akol who says MPs were bribed with sugar and money to support the bill.
“We can’t trust Hon. Akol Anthony as a whistle-blower in the bribery. He is from FDC [an opposition political party],” Opondo reasoned.
According to Opondo, some people are misusing the name of the president as being behind issues as a scarecrow.
The President’s Senior Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, in his own analysis, beleives Hon Akol must have gotten an opportunity to make headlines regarding the age limit motion.
Appearing on Media Round Table Friday morning, Don said if NRM wants to amend the constitution, they will do that through a caucus but not individuals.