Masindi District Council on Wednesday voted and rejected age limit bill.
The district youth councillor, Joseph Wamani who moved the motion to reject the age limit proposal told the council meeting that deleting article 102 (b) of the constitution would create a life presidency, which undermines the true ideals of democracy.
When the district council speaker, Moses Kiirya put the matter to a secret ballot. 16 of the 21 members of the council voted in favour of the motion. Four councillors abstained, while one councillor didn’t attend meeting.
Masindi is the second district after Bukedea to pass a resolution on the age limit bill. Bukedea district council voted in favour of the proposed bill. However, some councilor later came out to deny ever voting in favour of the bill.
Meanwhile, President Museveni is set to meet the National Executive Council of the National Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement party on Friday at State House Entebbe.
The NEC is expected to deliberate age limit amendment, already before Parliament.
Members of NEC include: National Chairperson 1st National Vice Chairperson; second National Vice Chairperson (female); six Vice Chairpersons representing the Regions of Uganda- East, Central, North, West, Kampala and Karamoja; Secretary General; National Treasurer; Deputy Secretary General and the Deputy National Treasurer.
Other members National Secretaries of NRM, NRM Members of Parliament, NRM parliamentary flag bearers, NRM flag bearers for district chairpersons, Municipality mayors, NRM members of East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).
National Executive Committee members of all Special Organs, all Chairpersons of NRM Branches in the Diaspora and 30 Members of NRM Historical Leaders Forum elected by the Forum, Chairpersons of NRM District Conferences, NRM Chairpersons of districts and ten eminent persons elected by the Council upon nomination by the Chairperson.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) top-most decision making organ, Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday sitting at State House Entebbe universally endorsed the age limit bill. Sources say 25 of the 29 members Okayed the bill. Only four opposed the amendment.
The Observer quoted a source, who says the CEC members were not allowed to freely debate the the controversial bill and in the end, Museveni who is also NRM chairman asked the members to support the bill and also to popularize it.