By Jael Namiganda
As the country waits with anxiety for the tabling the controversial bill to remove the presidential age limit from the constitution next Thursday; threats and sharp words have started to be thrown around from both camps of the protagonists and opponents of the amendment.
Addressing a newsconference at parliament the state minister for investment Evelyn Anite said that they have nothing to fear since they have the protection and support of the military.
” I have heard some people shouting all over the place that togikwatako, we are just doing our work this is not for Museveni but for the entire Uganda.
So those trying to threatening us togikwatako stop it because we shall touch it and beside we have the military” said Anite
All these follows a section of mps from the ruling government endorsing to table a motion on the floor of parliament come Thursday next week seeking leave of parliament to prepare and introduces a private members bill that seeks to remove the presidential age limit
On Wednesday morning a section of mps from the same party led by Hon Barnabas Tinkansimire, Theodore Ssekikubo committed to fight the tabling of this motion, even if it needed fist fights.
Accusing their fellows of greed and selfishness since they were blackmailed with bribes.
However in response today the bigger sect led by Hon Balyeku Moses said that they are ready for the battle and are not to be intimidated by any person’s threat.
He trashed claims that the tabling of the bill is done in the interest of president meseveni life presidency asserting that it is instead to safe guard the younger and future generation.
He added that they are still in solidarity and committed to move and support the motion.