Raphael Magyezi, the man behind the proposal to table a Private Member’s Bill to remove the 75 year Presidential age limit cap is apparently living in fear for his dear life.
The Igara West MP says he has received death threats from Ugandans over his attempts to amend the Article 102(b) of the 1995 constitution which is largely seen as an attempt to gift President Yoweri Museveni a life presidency.
Addressing journalists at Parliament on Tuesday, Magyezi said those threatening him should use reason instead of baying for blood.
“We hear threats here and there but I would like to hear the arguments. They say Magyezi you are bad, you are stupid. I mean does that stop me from reasoning? These things of threats and abuses [don’t work]; I would like to see Ugandans move away from this kind of culture,” Magyezi said.
On hurriedly pushing to lift the presidential age limit without consulting the voters, Magyezi said: “People are saying we didn’t consult colleagues. I am a Member of Parliament, I am not a delegate and you must understand the meaning, yes, I will consult them, but I must have a question for consultation. If there is no bill what do you go to consult people about?”
He threatened to call in Police if his haters continue spreading lies to soil his ‘reputable image’ that he has been paid to move on with the bill.
He said: “I haven’t received any single coin to do my work. I am a man of integrity in this respect. I will ask Police to come into this. If you start telling a lie to the public that MP has been given money to do his work and you know very well that you are telling a lie, I think you will be asked to come and explain.”