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Age Limit Motion Postponed

Parliament will not be entertaining the expected tabling a motion to amend the constitution and among others remove the Presidential Age Limit as planned today.

The Plenary session chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah was attended to capacity today, clearly in anticipation by members, of the controversial Motion.

It however, emerged earlier after midday that the motion was not included on the order paper.

Deputy speaker in his introductory comments to the house, revealed to MPs that he and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga decided to push the tabling of the motion forward.

A Communication he said would be made next week to the house on how to proceed.

“I had a meeting with the Speaker this afternoon, who unfortunately has another engagement in Mukono,” he said.

According to Oulanyah, parliament has been expecting two different notices for motions but only one of the two was accompanied with a motion.

“The speaker and I needed to understand the full extent of this, because there has also been piles of other petitions from other people. We needed to study this and have sufficient  time to handle it properly”

The Deputy speaker however, didn’t reveal whether or not the notice for the Private Member’s Bill (Hon Raphael Magezi) was the one which didn’t come with a motion.

“Probably in the course of next week, a communication will come to alert .members on what will follow.

 

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