Age limit: Besigye calls on the elite to leave their cars home

By Ibrahim A Manzil

Opposition Dr. Kiiza Besigye has asked Ugandans who drive to work to leave their cars at home once every week in protest against the campaign on scrapping the presidential age limit from the constitution.

Addressing a news conference at his office locate on Katonga Road in Kampala, Dr Besigye has asked the elite to abandon their “air conditioned” vehicles once a week.

The opposition leader says it is time for the elite to show solidarity with the rest of the population.
Flanked by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Dr Besigye, has lashed out at the Uganda Communications Commission and its Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi for what he called stifling the media.

On Wednesday, after a chaotic Parliamentary session during which plain clothed security officials arrested suspended MPs from the Chambers, Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi was granted leave to introduce a Private Member’s Bill.

The “Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017” seeks to, among other things, seek to delete Article 102 (b) from the 1995 constitution, which places a 75 year cap on prospective presidential candidates.