By our reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at anti age limit removal NRM MPs who recently asked him to forego the constitutional amendment bill and also prepare a transition and succession process within NRM party and National presidency.
Some of the MPs who tasked the president through a letter to do so included Theodore Ssekikubo, Monicah Amoding, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe, Sam Lyomoki, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, John Baptist Nambetsye, Alex Ruhunda, Sylvia Rwabwogo and Felix Okot Ogong.
In his response letter dated 7 November, 2017, Museveni said the rebel MPs made a mistake by attacking the proposal to amend the constitution.
“The mistake on your side was not only to attack the proposal but also did so suing violent and unconstitutional methods,”Museveni wrote.
Museveni further downplayed the legislators for going overboard by persisting yet their views had earlier been rejected by the NRM parliamentary caucus, something he said was wrong.
The president said that it is appalling that most of the people, specifically the Rebel MPs who talk negatively about government have not done anything to contribute to the ideology of patriotism and liberation of the country.
“You have not contributed to the recovery of the economy and the country, to the consolidation of peace or to the great developments we have achieved. We call this parasitism and will be resisted and defeated,”Museveni warned.