The three NRM legislators and two independents fighting against the lifting of the Presidential age limit have been summoned to appear at the CID Police headquarters tomorrow.
The summoned legislators include Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Barnabas Tinkasimire(Buyaga West), Muhammad Nsereko(Kampala Central) and Allan Ssewanyana(Makindye West) .
Vincent Ssekate, the spokesperson for CID confirmed that the legislators had been summoned and are to appear at CID headquarters in Kibuli on Tuesday.
“They will appear for interrogation over offensive communication and incitement of violence,”Ssekate said.
Addressing a news conference later, the rebel MPs spat fire vowing to reject the move by their counterparts from the ruling party.
Police are accusing MPs Muhammed Nsereko, Theodore Ssekikubo, Banabas Tinkasimire, Felix Okot Ogong and Wilfred Niwagaba of inciting the public against Parliament.
Last week, the legislators vowed to use any means to block any move by Parliament to amend Article 205(b) of the Constitution to lift the Presidential age limit.
This was after some NRM MPs and some ministers convened and agreed to support the move to lift the age limit. If the legislators win the battle in Parliament, it means President Museveni will contest in 2021.
Sources at Parliament say that this matter will have to be concluded before this year’s Independence celebrations.
Police said it gathered information showing how the five MPs are using the media to organise the public to storm Parliament at the time of discussing the age limit.
Responding to the summons, Ssekikubo asked police to first arrest Evelyn Anite, the Koboko Municipality legislator, for trying to cause Constitutional disorder in the country by involving the army in partisan politics.
“She threatened that they will use the army to crush those who are against their project. Before summoning us, I think they should hunt for Anite. The army is supposed to impartial,” Ssekikubo argued.
Ssekikubo, however, is not sure whether they will appear before the CID Police.
Lifting or not the age limit issue is becoming a contentious issue, almost dividing the public. Today, some religious leaders were prompted to show their stand on the matter.