By Jael Namiganda
The ruling National resistance movement NRM MPs led by the prime minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda have on Wednesday morning held a meeting with the speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga and delibarated on what transpired in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon when the members of Parliament opposed to lifting the presidential age limit led to yesterday’s sitting end prematurely.
The members of NRM who have attended the meeting include the government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa, Mariam Naigaga the NRM caucus treasurer among others.
After the meeting the prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda declined to reveal what exactly transpired in the meeting though he confirmed that they have deliberated on the scenes that were in Parliament yesterday and chatted a way forward which the speaker is yet to communicate during plenary sitting this afternoon.
The government chief whip hon. Ruth Nankabirwa said whatever opposition is doing in parliament is not sustainable since it is very clear that they defied the speaker
The deputy attorney Mwesigwa Rukutana who also attended the meeting said the motion for lifting of the presidential age limit is going to be on today’s order paper.
Meanwhile the opposition members of Parliament have also been in a close door meeting to discuss Tuesday happenings and draw strategy for today though they declined to reveal what exactly transpired in their meeting.
However the leader of opposition in parliament Hon. Winnie Kiiza condoned the opposition members conduct saying they did it for the sake of Ugandans and they haven’t ran out of strategy.
Meanwhile many opposition members of Parliament opposed to tabling of the motion of lifting presidential age limit have today dressed in an Islamic way with male MPs putting on Islamic caps like hon Roland mugume, hon kasibante, hon Allan sewanyana, Ibrahim kasozi among others and some female MPs like Mukono municipality legislator Betty Nambooze putting on the veil.
Nambooze noted that this is a sign to show that they have entrusted God in the struggle to stop the lifting of the age limit.