I Will Not Take Away The Will Of My People- Museveni Trashes Proposal For Only MPs To Elect President

By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: Museveni has dismissed the proposal to amend the constitution which would allow only Members of Parliament to vote for the Head of State.

During an interview with the new vision newspaper, Museveni has revealed that he will not support the proposal adding that it should be the whole of Uganda to vote for their President, not only Members of Parliament.

“It narrows the legitimacy of such a President. It should be the whole population so I don’t support that proposal and I will not support it,” Museveni said.

The government’s plans of changing the constitution to abolish the popular presidential elections by the public, so that the president is being elected by the Members of Parliament were disclosed by the

Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi while appearing before the Constitutional Review Commission disclosed the proposal saying the government was already mobilising money to fund the constitution review commission’s nationwide tours.

Kafuuzi further added that if it is what Ugandans want, then as a government they need to make it happen. He made strong reference to the age-limit and term-limits removal that was changed among other previous amendments.

Earlier this year, Members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Caucus, gov’t Chiefwhip Thomas Tayebwa, and the Minister for Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze came out and said that they are ready to kickstart consultations with stakeholders on the rumored constitutional amendments that will give MPs the mandate to vote who becomes the president.

Meanwhile in Uganda, the President is elected by people through elections every five years, with the winner needing to receive over 50% of the votes.

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