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Term limits: NRM top organ votes to block Bill

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    The ruling party’s National Executive Committee is expected to consider renewed agitation for the restoration of term limits and to re-visit the unresolved matter of its secretary general who simultaneously holds the portfolio of prime minister when it meets today.

    Sources told Daily Monitor last night that an agenda-setting meeting of the party’s highest organ, the Central Executive Committee, however, resolved on Sunday to resist the bid to reinstate constitutional restrictions to tenancy at State House.

    It was not clear if a similar position was agreed at last night’s meeting of the NRM’s parliamentary caucus in State House Entebbe. “They said they are going to ensure that all NRM members who are supporting the call for constitutional amendment face the party’s disciplinary committee,” the source said.

    Another source privy to what transpired in the Sunday meeting told this newspaper that the members said the proposal to restore term limits is not in line with the beliefs of the party, whose chairman is also President Museveni.

    Mr Museveni has been president for 26 years, having benefited from a 2005 constitutional amendment, obtained after NRM legislators accepted a Shs5 million sweetener, which removed the original two five-year term limitation.