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Opposition leadership snubs Kadaga meeting, wants explanation on parliament raid
The rift between the speaker Rebecca Kadaga and MPs against the removal of presidential age limit continues to widen despite the speaker's efforts to reach out to them two weeks after their fight with security agencies in the parliament’s chamber.

The rift between the speaker Rebecca Kadaga and MPs against the removal of presidential age limit continues to widen despite the speaker's efforts to reach out to them two weeks after their fight with security agencies in the parliament’s chamber.

Members of the opposition have shunned a meeting called by the speaker to discuss the modalities of holding consultations on the presidential age limit.

The opposition says they won’t meet the speaker until she gives convincing explanations on how security agencies accessed parliament and fought with MPs against the removal of the presidential age limit.On Wednesday the Chief whips of the Democratic party and FDC shunned a meeting called by the speaker to discuss the police actions of blocking opposition consultation meetings.The leader of opposition Winnie Kiiza revealed that they would only meet the speaker after receiving an explanation from her on how security agencies parliament and fought with the legislators.The actions of the opposition forced the speaker to extend the meeting despite the Deputy NRM caucus Solomon Sirwanyi being present.Winnie Kiiza says they will go ahead with their planned consultation meetings in Kampala and Wakiso tomorrow.Police spokesperson Assan Kasingye could not confirm whether they have allowed these consolations as he was still consulting with the IGP Gen Kale Kayihura.The opposition has also responded the mover of the constitutional amendment bill Raphael Magyezi who is demanding that the legal and parliamentary affairs committee handling his bill to be reconstituted.The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee starts scrutinising the bill on 31st October.