Justice and Constitutional Affairs; Maj.Gen.Kahinda Otafire has vowed that article 102(b) of Uganda’s constitution must be amended or else the country witnesses war again.
Gen Otafire was yesterday addressing thousands of Igara East voters who had turned up to at Kyeizooba sub county playground welcome Michael Mawanda Maranga who recently won an election petition in court of appeal.
“No one can lock out president Museveni out of race just because of being above 75 years of age”Gen. Otafire vowed.
The minister noted that no MP above 65 years of age was involved in the recent fight in parliament.
Kahinda disclosed that 4,700 NRA fighters died in Luwero during the bush war therefore they won’t lock Museveni out of race the act that may cause war again.
He further revealed that he was part of the 1995 constituent Assembly that made the constitution and the article 102b was moved by DP representatives with an intention to bar the former UPC president Dr.Apollo Milton Obote from contesting for president again.
Kahinda lashed at former Igara East MP; Andrew Martial for opposing plans to amend the constitution saying that he is a nobody in this country.
“By the way who is Martial; by the way I don’t know him”
Otafire said the people of Igara East have now seen the light of Jesus thus appealing to them not to be misled again.
He warned the voters in Igara East not to mix religion with the forthcoming election, arguing that the election is not about religious leaders but pro development leaders.
He appealed to the voters there to correct the mistake by voting Micheal Mawanda if development is to be registered in their constituency.
Mawanda for his part said if he is elected MP, he will consult his constituents about the issue of constitution amendment.
He said development projects he had started in his constituency became standstill but pledged to start from where he stopped.
He criticized Andrew Martial for being a weak leader who only concentrates on short term project like chicken rearing and rice growing.
The Igara East parliamentary seat fell vacant on 3rd Oct.2017 after court of appeal nullified Andrew Martial’s election and ordered fresh election.