The Anti Age Limit removal legislators led by Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding have warned police against taking sides in the presidential age limit debate.
This follows issuance of summons by police against some of the legislators including Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko.
In a letter seen by SoftPower, Nsereko is expected to appear before the police Criminal Investigation Department to explain himself over offensive communication and inciting violence among the public.
Amoding alongside Lyemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo and Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko addressed the press this afternoon at Parliament in response to reports that they have been summoned by the police criminal investigations Directorate.
Among those expected to appear before CID include; Barnabas Tinkasimire of Buyaga County and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana, who was arrested today morning during the street protest of some of the youth that were against the removal of age limit.
“We want to monitor every attempt of our colleagues who want to dethrone the Constitution without listening to the popular view, we shall appear as a team – those to be charged and those already charged,” Amoding said.
She added, “we shall make statements. However, we hope that this is not a ploy for those people to keep us out of Parliament; we must monitor because the age limit removal bill might be tabled any time.”
Nsereko said that it is ironic that the supporters of the age limit bill have exhibited signs of fear and panic yet they have been boastful of having huge followers.
“Why do you use government institutions to go down and imprison people; if you think the decision you are taking is popular, why are you guarding parliament as if it is a sanctuary of thieves, why are you scared of the same Public you are legislating for,” Nsereko challenged.
Meanwhile, Ssekikubo has accused the police of disrespecting the right to privilege from prosecution for MPs within precincts of parliament.
“Whether we are arrested, retained or kept away, let the MPs retain their spirit knowing that the cause is far bigger than we who are here, the struggle is much bigger and I pray that we succeed,” Ssekikubo said.