Both opposition and the ruling party legislators are engaged in closed-door meetings ahead of a possible showdown this afternoon over a motion seeking to lift the presidential age limits from the constitution.
Tourism minister Ephraim Kamuntu has condemned the fracas in which legislators exchanged blows on the floor of parliament. Parliament this afternoon degenerated into a fist-fight moments after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga gave Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi a go-ahead to present a motion seeking for the amendment of Article 102 b of the constitution, paving way for the possible removal of presidential age limits.
The activists under the White Angels umbrella took over the city streets early morning dressed in while overall with inscriptions denouncing the proposed constitutional amendment. They used the sound of a ringing bell to capture public attention, followed by a message encouraging Ugandans to rise up and block the amendment.
Andrew Karamagi, an activist who organized the Free My Vote Campaign said police foiled all of the meetings. Police often cites limited personnel for security, disruption of traffic flow, intelligence on plans to disrupt security and orders from above as reasons for thwarting the events.