President Yoweri Museveni has warned members of the opposition to go slowly or he will wipe them off the face of the earth.
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Museveni sounded the warning over the weekend while officiating at the thanksgiving ceremony of the Mbarara municipality Member of Parliament, Hon Michael Tusiime held at his home in Nkokonjeru.
“…aaah, these lumpens wearing red things [red bandanas/ribbons] who go around intimidating people. They should tread carefully,” the president was serious.
He said the ruling NRM party had brought peace, stability and freedom of expression warning anti-age limit protestors against threatening people with divergent views on the constitution.
“If some of them want to create trouble…I mean anybody trying to wage war against the government, they will not survive,” he warned.
The president congratulated Tusiime’s family for reaching a 50-year milestone of Mzei Yoramu Gucwamainji and his wife’s marriage.
Tusiime, then told the president that Mbarara district was in support of the bill that seeks to remove the age limit clause from the constitution.
He presented the electorate among them taxi drivers under their umbrella organisation “Kiruhura District Tax Drivers” who would spread the gospel contained in the Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi’s bill.
The drivers will drive their commercial vehicles everyday dressed in yellow T-shirts [and ribbons] to show their support for age limit removal.
Museveni asks more time to plan his exit
The state-run New Vision the NRM chairman telling MPs at the State House Entebbe National Executive Committee [NEC] meeting that he needs more time to prepare for his exit.
“I am a freedom fighter who has fought many wars; I cannot leave things like that. I have to plan,” New Vision quotes Museveni as saying.
The president reportedly said he wants Uganda to set a positive example for the rest of the world. He said age should not be an issue that bothers Ugandans.
“It is not about the age, it is the service you render to people,” Museveni was quoted as saying.
Museveni used the meeting to explain to the leaders the origin of the issue of lifting the presidential age limit, saying it was first brought up by Kyakwanzi district Woman MP Ann Nankabirwa during one of the party’s retreats at Kyankwanzi.
Museveni explained that he did not support the issue of age limit when it was first brought up, saying it was not a priority then.
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