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Postpone 3rd term

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th February 2004 03:00 AM

By Fortunate. Ahimbisibwe

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s political assistant, Moses Byararuhanga, has said the debate on a third term for a president was premature and should be left aside until 2006.

By Fortunate. Ahimbisibwe

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s political assistant, Moses Byararuhanga, has said the debate on a third term for a president was premature and should be left aside until 2006.

By Fortunate. Ahimbisibwe

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s political assistant, Moses Byararuhanga, has said the debate on a third term for a president was premature and should be left aside until 2006.

Byaruhanga was on Thursday addressing local leaders and Movement supporters in Bulera sub-county, Mityana North constituency in Mubende district during a poverty eradication sensitisation campaign.

“According to the constitution of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), it is the National Council which shall determine the presidential candidate. It’s not individuals who decide whether they are standing or not,” he said.

“Before the National Council sits and votes on who should stand, it’s a mistake and premature to begin discussing the issue of third term,” Byaruhanga said.

The NRM formulated its constitution last year ahead of the transition to multiparty politics.

Over 200 local leaders and Movement supporters insisted they would support President Yoweri Museveni if he sought another term of office.

The area MP, Godfrey Kiwanda, said, “We the people of Mityana have decided to support the Movement and President Museveni. We support the lifting of the presidential term limit. Go and tell the President that the people of Mityana still want him to lead them.”
The supporters chanted Museveni abeewo (let Museveni stay in power), as they vowed to support government programmes in an effort to eradicate poverty.

Byaruhanga talked about poverty eradication and asked the people to take part in the fight against poverty.

“The role of government is to provide avenue for the people to earn some income. As a government, the president has bargained for the international market. It is now up to you to grow what to sell,” he said.

Experts taught the residents how to grow vanilla and rice.
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Postpone 3rd term

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