NRM says Besigye factor behind rush to pass Uganda's age limit Bill
Saturday October 7 2017
Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye. The country’s ruling NRM party is said to be pushing for constitutional amendments because they do not have a challenger against Mr Besigye. PHOTO | AFP
NRM has resolved to maintain President Museveni as leader for as long as Mr Besigye, 61, is still interested in running for president.
In three out of four presidential elections challenged by Mr Besigye, Uganda’s Supreme Court found that the polls had been conducted in gross contravention of the law and were fraught with irregularities.
The private member’s bill to scrap the age caps is now under consideration by the legal and parliamentary affairs committee. It has taken just five days to get to the committee stage — faster than any previous bill, including those sponsored by the government, has been processed.