President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has signed age limit bill into law allowing Ugandans of 100 years to contest for the highest office in the land.
Museveni assented to the bill which was passed by Parliament on Decemeber 20th 2017 after three days of debate and objections by a section of Opposition, Independent and a few NRM MPs.
Legislators approved what came to be known as the ‘Age Limit Bill’ with the required two thirds majority (315 MPs voted in favour, while 62 rejected the Bill, with 2 MPs abstaining on the third reading.
The Parliamentary legal department then prepared the paper work for Museveni to sign the bill into law or reject.
The Director of Communications at the Parliament of Uganda Chris Obore confirmed to this news website that Museveni signed the bill on December 27th 2017.
“Yes. He has signed it. He signed on 27th December, so it’s no longer a bill but a constitutional ammendment act,” Obore confirmed.
Asked where he signed it from, Obore said, “What matters is that he has signed not where he signed it. Okay. He signed it in Uganda not anywhere else.”