Details of age limit removal motion leak

Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire (right) engages Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong as Kashari South MP Nathan Itungo looks on during the NRM caucus at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala yesterday. PHOTOS BY ALEX ESAGALA

Parliament- Every Ugandan who qualifies to vote will be eligible to run for president and district chairperson if the controversial Private Member’s Constitution Amendment Bill succeeds in Parliament in its current state.
The Constitution Amendment Bill, that has for long been tightly guarded and shared only among trusted lieutenants in government and the ruling NRM party, was on Wednesday tabled before a chaotic NRM Caucus meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister and hurriedly passed by a vote of 287 MPs in support, six against and two abstentions.

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