By Watchdog reporter

Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee finalizes procedures to start scrutinizing amendment bill that intends to lift age limit.

On Tuesday, Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magezi on Tuesday presented his Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 (No.2) for first reading on the floor of parliament.

After reading, the speaker Rebecca Kadaga referred the bill to the committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to fully examine it.

She also said people must be involved in the process of the amendment.

Last week, Magezi tabled his motion seeking leave of Parliament to draft a constitutional amendment bill that seeks to remove the 75-year presidential candidate age limit from the Constitution. He tabled the motion in absence of most opposition MPs who left the house in protest, following Speaker Rebecca Kadaga suspending 25 MPs over misconduct.

After suspension of their colleagues, all MPs on the opposition side decided to storm out of parliament in protest.

Magezi was granted 45 days to prepare the bill but it only took him less than a week to draft the bill.

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