If he’s to fulfill his lifelong ambition of dying in power, Article 102 (b) must get out of the way as he will be 77 years at the next presidential election. It states:
“A person is not qualified for election as President unless that person is not less than 35 years and not more than 75 years of age.”
While hundreds of NRM honchos will work night and day to lift the age limit, every Ugandan should keep their eyes on these 3.
Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire
His ministry will be in charge of tabling the controversial constitutional amendments in parliament. To make matters worse, he’s highly comprised having been forcefully retired from Parliament by the people of Mitooma only to bounce back through the back door as an ex-officio. He’s political relevancy and career right now is 100% supported by MU7. That’s how compromised Otafiire is!
It had taken a while for MU7 to appoint an Attorney General who’s apolitical until the recent appointment of William Byaruhanga, on the recommendation of his brother Gen. Salim Saleh.
MU7 knew he would need an AG with courtroom skills hence the appointment of Byaruhanga. He’s a top lawyer who has represented to likes of Sudhir Ruperalia.
Jacob Markson Oboth
He’s the MP for West Budama County South but most importantly the chairperson of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, the same committee that catapulted the name of Jacob Oulanyah, the current deputy Speaker of Parliament, to epic proportions in 2005 when term limits were lifted from the Constitution.
His committee will present the final amendments to MPs for voting.