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CLERGIES WARN ON SUCCESSION DEBATE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Religious leaders under their umbrella body the Justice and Peace Network have argued Members of Parliament to resist any temptations to amend the National Constitution to open up on the age limit for the President.

The Clergies say the NRM party is already hacking plans to move constitutional amendments to open up the 75 age limit for the head of state, so as to allow President Museveni contest for another term in year 2021.

Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe says the legislators should fight to protect the image of the house, by resisting attempts by the executive to move amendments that would allow an open ended clause on the age of a president.

Masembe says the succession debate is already catered for in the constitution, warning the legislators against amending it to suit individual interests. Byte-Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe

Fr Masembe adds that the Legislators should appreciate that the interests of Ugandans should guide their debate ahead of individual interests at the political achelon.

He says countries that have ended up into frames of turmoil have had similar intentions harbored by their leaders. Byte - Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe

Rev Dr David Omona, a don at Uganda Christian University, Mukono called on Government to produce all the reports on the brutal murders of significant citizens in the Country.

He says justice should prevail and all the culprits in the numerous murders be tried to put the hearts of the relatives to rest.

In March 2017, the Police Spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was gunned down along with his body guard and drive in cold blood, few metres from his Home in Kulambiro,a Kampala suburb. Dr Omona says justice should be seen to prevail Byte- Rev Dr Omona

The Clergies also commended efforts to have a political dialogue between the ruling Government and the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change that would facilitate peaceful co-existence.

The clergies say this spells out how much Ugandans are committed to peace in the country. They also applauded the Swedish Government for taking centre stage in the initiative to have a political dialogue.

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