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UPC MPs Akena and Amongi differ over age limit amendment bill
Akena expects all the six MPs affiliated to the UPC to vote against the constitutional amendment.

Lira Municipality MP, Jimmy Akena has called for a discussion on political transition in Uganda to start.

The MP spoke to a huge crowd in Lira during his Age Limit consultation.

The crowd wanted to hear his position on the constitutional amendment which if passed by Parliament would guarantee President Yoweri Museveni another shot at the presidency in 2021 at the age of 77 years.

Akena who is also President of the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC)  a Party founded by his father Apollo Milton Obote said it is time for the country to discuss a political transition.

"The Constitutional amendment bill currently being promoted by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi is only postponing a conversation on a leadership transition", Akena argued.

He added that he expects all the six MPs affiliated to the UPC to vote against the constitutional amendment.

Akena’s stance, however, puts him at odds with his wife Oyam South MP and Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Betty Amongi

As she wound up her consultations on the constitutional amendment to remove the 35 years lower and 75 year upper age limit caps for presidential candidates.

Amongi told her constituents in Oyam that the  presidential age limit  was not necessary and should be removed