Cabinet has today Friday given a lee way to members of the NRM caucus to continue with their plans of tabling a private members bill in relation to article 102 (b) of the Constitution.
Early this week, members of the NRM caucus said they would table the bill that would scrap the age limit for presidential candidates from the constitution
According to Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, the cabinet session that sat today advised Hon. Raphael Magezi on the procedure to be followed before tabling the bill.
“Cabinet accordingly advised the Chief whip to advise the Member wishing to table the Private members’ bill to follow the established legislative procedure in accordance with the law,” Tumwebaze revealed.
Koboko Municipality Member of Parliament and also State Minister in charge of Privatisation, Evelyn Anite was on Thursday quoted to have warned whoever was against the decision by the NRM caucus MPs to table a private members bill for ammending article 102 (b) of the Constitution not to intimidate them .
“We don’t go looking for support.We are the party in government.We have support of the magye (army),” Anite said.
The army, however, distanced itself from the statements made by Anite.