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Most Ugandans want age limit to stay – survey

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Most Ugandans want age limit to stay – survey

Too Hot to Handle?: The proposed Age-limit bill to remove the top limit for anyone contesting the presidency is believed to be favouring Museveni.



An overwhelming majority of Ugandans do not want to tamper with article 102 (b) of the constitution that prescribes 75 years as the age limit for anyone to contest for presidency, a new survey has indicated.

A statement released by Afrobarometer, the company that conducted the survey showed that majority of Ugandans want the current Constitutional presidential age limit upheld.

The survey was reportedly conducted in December 2016 and January 2017. It show that 75% of Ugandans “favour maintaining the age limit of 75 years on presidential candidates.”

Afrobarometer is a research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic issues among others, in 35 African countries.

In a press statement released on September 23, 2017, key findings show that 67% of members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party support maintaining the presidential age limit, while opposition FDC members support it by up to 90 per cent. Further, support for the age limit is stronger among men and urban dwellers, according to Afrobarometer.

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