NRM MPs opposes the proposed parliamentary elections (amendment) bill 2019, hovac - Whisper Eye

NRM MPs opposes the proposed parliamentary elections (amendment) bill 2019, hovac

National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament (MPs) are scared by the new proposed Parliamentary elections (Amendment) 2019. Whisper Eye Reports.

Section 10A states; Eligibility to stand as independent Candidate.
(1) A person is eligible to stand for election as an independent, if that person is not a member of a registered political party or organization:-

Then (a) states that: having ceased to be a member of a political party or organisation twelve months before nomination day.

And (b) states that: having never been registered as a member of a political party or organisation.

In (2) An independent Candidate shall be taken to have ceased to be a member of a political party or organisation under subsection (1) (a), if that person has complied with the constitution, rules and regulations of the political party or organisation to which he or she belonged, that relate to cessation of membership of that political party or organisation, and was discharged by the political party or organisation.

NRM MPs who voted in favor of amending Article 102 (b) during the famous opposition ‘Togikwatako’ campaign say that section 10A is very unfair.

MPs fear to loose NRM primaries where even some opposition party members my participate to revenge against them.


MP Theodore Ssekikubo of  Lwemiyaga County  expressed concern on subsection (1) (a) over the period of twelve months which is too long for a member to predict since politics is too dynamic.

Opposition MPs claims that the Bill will make them prisoners to political parties and organization which is an infringement to their freedoms and rights of association.

Political scientists say, the law is intended to protect those NRM MPs who voted in favour of amending Article 102(b) in the constitution of Uganda.

To allow president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to rule Uganda for life. And those who voted No, are to be punished by this bill if made a Law.

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