President Museveni has said that the passing of the Age Limit Bill by parliament last year gave assurance of stability to businessmen and investors.
Museveni was speaking during the celebrations organised by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa in Kiboga district on February 25, to celebrate the December 2017 constitutional amendment that removed presidential age limits.
The President referring to the 317 legislators that voted to remove age limit as historicals, said they did the right thing for this country as far as stability is concerned.
“After these people (MPs) passed the other resolution (Age Limit Bill), businessmen rang me and they said they are now settled and want to invest more. They are now assured of stability,” Museveni said.
“The 317 MPs (that voted for age limit removal) are the new historicals now. You know every war has its tactics, this was war of papers and raising voices,” Museveni added.
He blamed the opposition for inciting the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in starting the age limit removal campaign.
“The opposition started this, we were (NRM) onto something else when they started things like togikwatako…Togikwatako how?” he said.
Meanwhile at the same event party members led by Nankabirwa announced a nationwide campaign to popularize a move to extend the presidential tenure of office from five to seven years.
Nankabirwa the campaign shall be dubbed: “Align and Arrive 777.”
However, the campaign could run into legal troubles because the Electoral Commission has not yet officially announced the timeline for the referendum.