12 October 2017

Uganda: FDC Supporters Launch Campaign Against Scrapping of Age Limit

Tororo — Supporters of Forum for Democratic change (FDC) in Bukedi region have launched a campaign to fight against the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) which bars anyone above 75 or below 35 years of age from contesting for presidency.

The campaign will be spearheaded by the FDC presidential candidate, Mr Patrick Oboi Amuriat.

During the launch that took place at Rubongi village in Ruubongi Sub County on Wednesday, Mr Amuriat appealed to the leaders and residents to use all available forums to educate Ugandans on the dangers of interfering with Article 102 (b) of the constitution.

"We shall wear this red ribbon because it's a symbol of liberation. We want to appeal to all Ugandans to stand in defence of the constitution," Mr Amuria said.

The delegates who attended the meeting were from the seven districts of Tororo, Busia, Butaleja, Budaka, Kibukku, Pallisa and Butebo.

Mr Francis Mwijukye (MP-Buhweju County) urged Ugandans to identify with the campaign, saying power belongs to the people.

"If the proposal to amend the constitution goes through, it will mean young people have been denied opportunity to run this country," he said.

Ms Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC party sectary mobilization said through commitment and dedication, they will fight and win.

"Local leaders should champion the campaign and educate the masses on why it has been initiated because the issue is not only for FDC but all Ugandans," she said.


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