The rebel Members of Parliament from the National Resistance Movement party have threatened to do whatever it takes to thwart the Presidential Age Limit Bill.
The team of six MPs both former and current members of NRM made the revelation this morning during a press briefing at Parliament.
Led by Barnabas Tinkasiimire, the team also comprised of; Felix Okot (Dokolo South), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East) and John Baptist Nambeshe (Manjiya County).
The move followed a plan by NRM MPs who agreed to table a private member’s bill to lift the Presidential term limits yesterday.
In retaliation, the rebel MPs have threatened to come out in full force to fight the controversial bill if the NRM team goes ahead with their planned move.
While detailing what actions the opponents to the bill intend to do, Nsereko noted:
“If it demands that we shall disrupt, try to bring it on Thursday and you are going to see. We are ready for a battle within Parliament. No one will read that bill. Unless is going to be surrounded by all of you, we shall grab it, we shall tear it,” Nsereko warned.
The Kampala MP added: “We shall do everything that is possible not to let you speak on that floor of Parliament. You have seen Parliaments go rowdy; this one will be the rowdiest. Let them come prepared, we are going to the gym.”
In his remarks, Ssekikubo termed the move by his fellow NRM MPs treason stating; “I don’t know that members are aware that they are acting treasonably. But what they are doing is treason to this country because they believe they can use underhand methods. They want to use treachery, deception to hoodwink MPs into saying that amending the constitution is a national cause, whereas it’s not.”