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Teso leaders oppose lifting presidential age limit

By Abraham Elapu

Added 19th July 2017 04:42 PM

Article 102 bars any person below 35 years and above 75 to stand for presidency

A section of leaders in Teso are opposed to Parliament lifting the age limit for presidency. 

Whereas Article 102 bars any person below 35 years and above 75 to stand for presidency in Uganda, some NRM legislators have proposed scrapping the age cap. 

NRM’s Joseph Opit the chairperson for Serere district argues that there should be no lifting of term limits because at the age of 75 a person will be very old to contest. 

Opposition MP Angeline Osege said that scrapping the age limit has many implications for the country. 

She added that scrapping the law from the law is an abuse of the Constitution of Uganda. 

David Okurut a former contender for Soroti Municipality mayor expressed concern that scrapping the age limit will negatively affect the young generation.

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