MPs demand exit plan as President Museveni addresses the nation

MPs demand exit plan as President Yoweri Museveni addresses the nation
As the Constitution requires, President Yoweri Museveni is to give accountability to the country today through the State of the Nation address. Courtesy Photo.

Opposition Members of Parliament are demanding that President Yoweri Museveni presents an exit plan for his administration as he addresses the nation today.

The demand hinges on a plot by members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, to lift the presidential age limit, a move which would make President Museveni eligible to contest for the presidency when his current term ends. The Ugandan constitution limits the age of the president to 75.

Born in 1944, President Yoweri Museveni will hit the limit before 2021, the year Uganda will hold the next presidential election.

Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Seggona says the time is overdue, for President Yoweri Museveni to address the nation about is exit. He adds that anything away from the exit plan is obstructionism.

Deputy Opposition Whip Roland Mugume says that a clear picture on the exit plan and transition will provide sustainability and continuity in the country.

Shadow Minister for health, Julius Ochen says governance and loss of direction are the key causes of problems affecting Uganda’s development. He says Uganda’s has slipped off the ideals of democracy, transparency and accountability.

Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Opposition Whip in Parliament says the president needs to respect the limitation provided in the constitution.