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Kadaga Suspends Age Limit Debate

The speaker of Uganda’s parliament has suspended a crucial sitting to debate removing presidential age limit.

Much of the session so far has been disrupted by those opposed to extending President Yoweri Museveni’s stay in power.

Allan Sewanyana was suspended

The current age limit is 75 and its scrapping is seen as a plot to remove constitutional obstacles that would prevent Mr Museveni, 73, in standing in the 2021 elections.

MPs shouted down speakers and raised several points of procedure. Five MPs have been suspended for disrupting the house.

Munyagwa was also shown the exit

Today’s session was temporarily halted after doubts were raised over the validity of a committee report which is the basis of today’s debate.

Some of the signatories to the report are allegedly not part of the committee. The speaker has suspended the sitting to review the complaints.

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