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MAJORITY UGANDANS PROTEST REMOVAL OF PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - A latest research has indicated that majority of Ugandans are against the removal of presidential term limits.

The study conducted by Afrobarometer, a credible research agency indicates that 75% of Ugandans are against the move by the ruling National Resistance Movement Party to amend article 102 of the Constitution. The move is meant to remove the presidential age limit.

The research indicates that 24% of Ugandans support the move while 1% does not know.

The presidential age limit debate is always dominated by President Museveni’s name, as influencing Parliament to amend the constitution.

Mr. Museveni is serving his fifth term, the last according to the current Constitution, and is believed to be clocking 75 yrs of age before the next polls in 2021.

The constitution does not allow a candidate above 75 yrs to vie for the presidency.

Reports indicate that the ruling National Resistance Movement Party is tailoring plans to amend the constitution to open up the age limit in favor of Mr. Museveni.

Last year, one such move was unveiled by Nakifuma County MP Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko before it was mooted by the party leadership, saying the move was rushed and brought in the limelight prematurely.

The research that also measured the citizen’s attitude on Democracy and governance sampled up to 1200 Ugandans, from five regions across the Country.

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