The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, has denied some media reports that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) is using money to push through the Bill that seeks to remove presidential age limit from the Constitution.
“The media have done us bad. They have talked about money so much and this is my concern. You talk about sums of money which Members of Parliament have been given, which is absolutely not true,” the Kiboga Woman MP told New Vision on Saturday.
She added: “Sometimes the papers write that I am the one distributing the money. That I move with sacks of money. You are inciting the public; you want thieves to attack me when you say that I am the one distributing money, yet it is not true.”
Nankabirwa wondered where the money for bribing MPs was coming from.
“Where is the money? We have debts as a party. We have issues regarding our offices and our staff. They are not getting their salaries. If the chairperson of NRM has the money, why are we not paying our staff as NRM? Why are we not paying rent for our offices back in the districts?”
Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi recently tabled the Bill, which was sent to the parliamentary committee on legal affairs to scrutinise within 45 days.
The committee is expected to gather views from the public, before submitting its report to the House.