The Member of Parliament for Kumi Municipality, Silas Aogon, has accused the district councils of Kumi and Bukedea for supporting the removal of the presidential Age limit, saying it was an act of greed.
Bukedea, Katakwi and Kumi district councils recently passed resolutions supporting the contentious amendment of Article 102b of the Constitution. The article if amended will allow Pesident Museveni rule for life.
And on Saturday this week, Bukedea district council presented to president Museveni a document detailing the resolutions made in support of the lifting of age limit. This was during the opening ceremony for Bukedea Comprehensive Accademy.
MP Aogon while speaking to PML Daily in an exclusive interview said the two councils went out of their docket to discuss and approve issues that are not under their mandate.
Article 30 (c) of the local government act states that district councils are to protect the constitution and other laws of Uganda and promote democratic governance, however Aogon then says that what the councils of the two districts did was directly flouting the law.
The vocal MP has then advised local councils in Teso sub-region to go slow when dealing with national matters urging that they should rather stick to their stipulated roles.
However, Ebukalin the Bukedea district speaker says the resolution made by his council was collectively arrived at to give the district stand in regard with matters of national interest.
Ebukalin noted that much as the district council does not have the mandate to legislate on Age Limit debate, it was necessary for the council to come clean in order to guide and inform debate among Bukedea residents.
He, meanwhile, went ahead to warn off MP Aogon to stay away from Bukedea politics as he is a born of Kumi.