Police arrest the woman dressed in Red. In the background is the goat draped with Red Ribbons around the legs.

The ‘Red Ribbin’ campaign against lifting the age limit cap of 75 years to allow a Ugandan contest for presidency has gained notoriety, with police today arresting a woman dressed in red, who many said was opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) activist Ingrid Turinawe, who had also draped ‘her’ goat with red ribbons around the two front legs.

By press time it was not possible to ascertain what charges would be preferred against her.

The ‘Red Ribbon’ campaign has been popularised by opposition Members of Parliament (MP) who are opposed to changing Article 102 (b) of the 1995 Constitution that bars someone aged above 75 to contest for presidency.

However, National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs are in favour of lifting the age limit, ostensibly to allow President Yoweri Museveni, who is 73 years now, to contest for presidency when he is 77, two years above the constitutional cap.

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