Cape Times

Speaker suspends MPs


KAMPALA: The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has suspended six opposition legislator­s over their conduct during the debate on the vote to remove the presidenti­al age limit.

Kagada suspended Opposition Chief Whip, Ibrahim Ssemujju, and his colleagues Mubarak Munyagwa, Allan Ssewanyana, Anthony Akol, David Odur and Gerald Karuhanga for alleged heckling, disruption­s and protesting to prevent the tabling of the Constituti­onal Amendment Bill to amend Article 102 (b) to remove the presidenti­al age limit of 75.

The opposition and campaigner­s argue that the move by the ruling NRM is intended to allow incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, now 73, to run in the 2021 elections when he will be over 75. – Xinhua

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