President Museveni signs controversial Age limit bill into law

The bill now allows Museveni to run for office again, beyond the age of 75

President Museveni has signed into law the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 2 of the 2017 recently passed by Parliament.

The amendment, popularly known as the Age Limit bill, removes the limitation on people above the age of 75  from running for President, effectively guaranteeing his choice to run for the sixth term in office.

The President's press secretary, Linda Nabusayi, confirmed to Daily Monitor that Mr Museveni signed the bill into an Act of Parliament on December 27 before sending communication on December 29, 2017.

Parliament passed the bill on December 10, 2017 with a total of 317 MPs voting in favour of the removal of age limits. A total of 97 members voted against the bill, while 2 members abstained.

Religious leaders and political activists have been urging the president not to sign the bill into law with critics accusing the 73 year old of plotting to cling on to power for life.

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