Uganda parliament clears hurdle for Museveni to run again
Saturday December 23 2017
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. Many critics observed that he, 73, is uncomfortable with pieces of legislation blocking his way to remain in power. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Last week, parliament with 332 MPs in support against 97 passed the Bill to remove the presidential age limit, clearing a hurdle for President Museveni to seek another term.
Many critics observed that President Museveni, 73, is uncomfortable with pieces of legislation blocking his way to remain in power.
In 2005, 75 per cent of Ugandans told a Constitutional Review Commission to maintain presidential term limits. This was duly contained in the commission’s report to government, but the Cabinet, pushed for removal of term limits.