MPs who voted against amending Age Limit want to meet Museveni and apologise- Nankabirwa

Government Chief whip, Ruth Nankabirwa has claimed that a group of NRM rebel MPs who voted against the Constitutional amendment Bill 2017, are currently seeking an appointment with party chairman and president, Museveni.

Nankabirwa claims that the MPs want to tender in their apology to president Museveni who allegedly out of anger condemned them as outcasts.

She made the statements while meeting members of the Uganda Parliamentary Press association (UPPA) Wednesday Morning.

During the passing of the Controversial constitutional amendment bill 2017, 317 legislators supported the bill, 97 opposed including 27 NRM Members of parliament. This action by these so called rebel NRM Members of parliament generated a lot of debate in the NRM caucus with its leadership vowing to discipline them.

But according to Nankabirwa, the Caucus halted the process of disciplining the MPs and forwarded the matter to President Museveni.

Nankabirwa says the action taken against them by Museveni could have compelled majority of them reach out to her office seeking reconciliation and opportunity to apologise to Museveni.

However, the said MPs under their group dubbed, NRM Anti_Age limit members of Parliament, have denied allegations that they have written apologetic letters seeking forgiveness for voting against the removal of the presidential age limit from the constitution.

MPs; Monica Amoding ,Muyanja Ssenyonga , Patrick Nsamba and John Nambashe also refuted having picked any money as alleged by the Government chip whip Hon Ruth Nankabirwa. They accused the chief whip of deliberate blackmail.

 

 

 

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