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Rugunda wants MP Sabitti whipped for opposing age limit bill

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has directed the Kabale district National Resistance Movement leadership to crack a whip against the Rubanda West county MP, Eng Denis Sabitti for going against the party position on the age limit bill.

Rugunda accuses the legislator for defying the party position to support the Constitutional (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2017 tabled recently by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi.

The bill seeks among others to amend Article 102(b) of the constitution to remove age restrictions on the person seeking to contest for presidency currently capped between 35 and 75 years.

Kabale district leaders show their support to the lifting of the age limit 

Rugunda is currently traversing Kigezi region to popularise the Magyezi bill. He is accompanied by the state minister for Housing, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, the state minister for Planning, David Bahati and former Information and National Guidance minister, Jim Muhwezi.

Addressing NRM party leaders at Rubanda District Council hall on Wednesday evening, Rugunda wondered why Sabitti decided to go against the party position on the proposed amendment. 

During his consultative meetings last week, Sabitti openly asked his electorate to reject the removal of the presidential age limit.
Rugunda said the decision by the legislator to convince his electorate to reject the proposed amendment has angered top party officials. He described Sabitti as a prodigal son who is directly fighting the success of President, Yoweri Museveni and his developmental projects.

He directed the district party leadership led by David Bahati to take appropriate action and discipline Sabitti as a show of might of the ruling party.

Bahati said they will convene as the NRM party leadership in Kabale district and summon the MP for disciplinary action.

"Eng Sabitti is part and parcel of the the district conference, so we hope that he will abide by the resolution of the district conference of Rubanda. We have demolished all the falsehoods he has been spreading", Bahati said.
Sabitti later told URN that he will not go against the will of his voters who have unanimously asked him not to support the proposed scrapping of the presidential age.


+1 #11 NEphraim 2017-11-09 16:23
Now this grandfather of mine is going to loose it. Really, so the Engineer should stop thinking. But even if he stopped, he can still see right.

But annoyingly, you are with Chris Baryomunsi. That guy had suggested that he will never forgive Museveni and Kale Kayihura at some point.

How do we trust that you guys mean what you say. To me you dont say anything I can trust.

I feel I should bother about myself but for you my Grandfather, and out of respect, please allow us to use our brains.

We will focus as time goes on and as you old folk leave (after so much of our suffering) we will rebuild this country and make it better.
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0 #12 rubangakene 2017-11-09 19:23
Sabitti like Rugunda is a die-hard UPC man and I know he feels very strongly on whichever he believes in.

Both Rugunda and Sabitti are lying low in the NRM waiting for the opportune moment when change happens.

It is interesting to see how this duel between them 5a8plays out. One Mukiga told me that Rugunda is not what we think he is hyped to be.

In fact the Bakiga feel he has let them down. School debates don't actually turn out good politicians!
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0 #13 Phalanch 2017-11-09 23:24
Unlike Ndugu who is told on what to do, just as the same way command my dog .

Sabitti has got brains and he using it for good reasoning as human being .
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0 #14 Gwok 2017-11-10 00:23
Quoting Odongkara:
Rugunda is an idiot of a sort or more of a psychophant who is now truly seen as fighting for his stomach.

I can now see why the Juba peace talks failed: Rugunda et all were benefiting from the suffering of the northerners.

Wish you well with the No Age Limit project and we are to see what awaits Uganda.

About the PM being "an idiot" [your words], I say, NO, SIR. The PM knows his place.

He has been WIPPED by his party to say what he said. Thank you for reminding us about who is also in the PM's GOOD company. That says a lot, doesn't it?
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0 #15 kabayekka 2017-11-10 01:57
This Rugunda is a former UPC cadre who inspired Obote 2 to be called a very nice bird when he arrived in Bushenyi 1980.

He himself is a real turncoat. One can see where he is leading the NRM that was fighting the UPC for some years at the cost of thousands of African lives.

One wonders why some Africans love useless wars on this African continent.
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