There have been concerns in Bukoto Central constituency over the failure by Ssekandi to hold consultative meetings on the proposed constitutional amendment.
They instead asked Ssekandi and President Museveni to retire from active politics since they fell in the same age bracket.
According to information obtained by URN, prior to his visit to Kyesiga and Kyanamukaka sub counties, Ssekandi sent a team led by Mulindwa Birimumaaso, a senior presidential advisor to select and register those who would participate in the consultations.
The list was allegedly used to screen those accessing the venue for the consultative meetings. Those whose names didn’t appear on the list were turned away.
Migadde said that when he questioned the criteria used to select participants he was told that only NRM party leaders in the constituency were invited for the consultations.
He said when he probed further, he was told they didn’t want people who will embarrass president, Museveni and Ssekandi at the consultative meeting.
We have learned that those who attended the consultations received between Shs 5000 and 50,000 depending on their leadership status.
Ssekandi lashed out at Democratic Party members for fighting the proposed amendment, saying they are misguided.
Mary Babirye Kabanda, the Masaka Woman MP who first consulted in Masaka, said most of the voters said no to the age limit removal.