MPs reject repentance call by Ntagali over Age Limit removal

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

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A section of legislators have vowed not to bow down and seek repentance from God for supporting the controversial Constitution amendment bill 2017 that saw the lifting of the Presidential age limit and extension of tenure of parliament from five to seven years in spite of some religious leaders advising them to do so.

To them, apologising and seeking repentance from God would be a form of betraying the people who mandated them to amend the Article 102 of the constitution.

But to the architecture of the Controversial law Raphael Magyezi, he intends to reach out to religious leaders to explain to them the importance of amending the constitution.

On Tuesday while leading the funeral service for the Archbishop Livingston Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo at Namugongo Marty’s shrine in Wakiso, the Archbishop of church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali urged Members of Parliament to seek repentance from God for passing unfriendly laws to Ugandans.

The Archbishop argued that there is need for the Parliamentarians to repent and also desist from catering for their stomachs as they deliberate on important issues in the August House.

But to the members of Parliament who supported the amendment of the controversial constitution bill 2017 see no need in seeking repentance as they voted according to the mandate of their electorates.

These MP’s have also warned the repercussions of clergy’s interfering into the affairs of Legislation.

Meanwhile Igara west Legislator Raphael Magyezi has disclosed his plans of reaching out to the clergy to explain them why the constitution needed to be amended.

Magyezi however advised government to as well initiate a process of reconciling with the now fire spitting clergy.

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