Museveni Says Presence Of Age Limit Violates The Constitution
President Yoweri Museveni says that Ugandans should be left to decide how and who should lead them through regular free and fair elections as opposed to constitutional limitations on age. He says that the presence of age limits for any elective office goes against Article 1 of the 1995 Constitution, which says “Power belongs to the people.”
The president adds that Since Ugandans are the custodians of the Constitution and their country, they should be given the ultimate duty of determining how and who should lead them through regular free and fair elections.
The president said this while meeting the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee at State House, Entebbe, to seek his views on the proposed amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution. The committee is scrutinising the private members Bill, presented to Parliament by Hon. Raphael Magyezi, which seeks to scrap the 35 and 75-year lower and upper age limits for candidates seeking the Presidency.