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Muntu speaks out on age limit amendment

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Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Major General Mugisha Muntu has said Ugandans need to come together and ensure that the country is governed in accordance to the law.

Muntu’s message comes in the wake of yesterday’s expunging of Article 102 (b) that capped the presidential age limit at 75 years.

The MPs, majority from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), voted 317 against 97, to sail through the controversial bill that was tabled by Igara West legislator Raphael Magyezi.

The legislators, ‘borrowing’ part of a majority Report by the legal and parliamentary affairs committee chaired by Jacob Oboth-Oboth, also surprisingly extended their term of office from five to seven years during a stormy session that was chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Against such a background, Muntu encouraged Ugandans to support each other irrespective of party affiliation.

“Let us reach out across party lines and build good will among potential partners in the struggle. Let us get our young people to understand the struggle to change this country’s politics, in fact the struggle to better their future,” Gen. Muntu, a former Army Commander, wrote.

He added: “Stand up for what you believe in despite all odds because we are on the right side of the history of this country in whatever path we choose in our quest to wrest power from dictatorship.”

 

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