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Anti-age limit MPs before CID for questioning

By Simon Masaba

Added 19th September 2017 10:20 AM

The lawmakers were expected to specifically report to D/ACP Francis Olugu for interrogation and statement recording

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The lawmakers were expected to specifically report to D/ACP Francis Olugu for interrogation and statement recording

From left MP Allan Sewanyana and Mohammad Nsereko. PHOTO/Meddie Musisi

Anti-age limit MPs have arrived at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Kibuli for questioning.

The detectives are questioning the legislators over use of offensive language over the debate on the removal of the presidential age limit, there is a heavy security presence at the directorate’s headquarters.

Other exits at CID headquarters in Kibuli except the main gate where a security checkpoint has been installed, have been closed.

According to CID, MPs Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West) and Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County) are wanted for offensive communication and inciting violence.

The others who are also expected to report to CID over the same include an independent Muhammad MP Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Democratic Party’s Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye East).

The lawmakers were expected to specifically report to D/ACP Francis Olugu for interrogation and statement recording at 9am Tuesday.

Copies of the summons signed by senior detective Mark Paul Odong, were sent to Parliament and received by the office of the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, on Monday.

 

Following a resolution by NRM MPs to table a private member’s constitutional amendment Bill, Tinkasimire, Ssekikubo and Nsereko last week addressed a news conference castigating their colleagues.

The Bill, among others, seeks to amend Article 102(b) that caps the age limit for presidential candidates between 35 and 75, but those opposed argue that it is intended to entrench President Yoweri Museveni’s grip on power beyond 2021.

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