Security chiefs told President Yoweri Museveni who is currently in the United States, to first halt the contentious move to amend the presidential age limit.
ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that over the weekend, the intelligence community led by Security Minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde made phone calls to dozens of selected Members of Parliament to get their “honest” views on the blistering plans to change Article 102 of the Constitution.
Security was shocked to learn that the numbers that the architects of the amendment are boasting of may not be real, and that there is a likeliness of violence breaking out in the house, with a potential overactive spillover to the streets in Kampala and different urban centers.
Intelligence believes that the matter touches almost everyone in the country (for or against) and in case of violence, it could be very difficult to control.
“Everyone from all corners of the country is concerned and wants to engage when they get the opportunity. It can’t be easy to take care of every eventuality,” a source in security said.
On Monday, a general who is also a minister we have learnt, called President Museveni and advised him that it would be safer to stay the move to amend the Constitution.
“Mzee has been alerted about the pending situation in the event that the thing (age limit amendment”is moved on the floor of Parliament,” the source added.
It is understood that Museveni didn’t give a direct response but simply listened to the brief and the proposal to halt the process.
There was drama at Parliament on Monday when Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiga, a known pro age limit amendment member, engaged in a fist fight with Ayivu county MP, Benard Atiku.
The motion seeking leave of Parliament to introduce the presidential age limit amendment bill is expected to be moved on Thursday by Igara South MP, Raphael Magezi.