MP Raphael Magyezi addresses the media at parliament yesterday.

The NRM parliamentary caucus has resolved to support a motion seeking to introduce a bill to lift the age limit.

In a meeting held at the President’s Office, out of over 300 MPs only seven opposed the move while two abstained.

This has been confirmed by the NRM Chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa.

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Igara West MP Raphel Magyezi is expected to seek leave of Parliament to introduce an omnibus Private Member’s Bill to amend Articles 102 (b), 108(3a) and 108(4) tomorrow.

The current Constitution provides, among other requirements, that only persons aged 35-75 years are eligible to stand and be voted as president.

The incumbent Yoweri Museveni is 73-years-old who has been President of Uganda for over 30 years would be ineligible to stand in 2021 if the Constitution is not amended.


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