Age Limit Bill: How MPs Voted

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In short
Three hundred and seventeen Members of Parliament today voted in favour of the presidential age limit bill going for the third reading as Speaker Rebecca Kadaga finally put the controversial proposal to a vote. Ninety-seven legislators voted against the bill while two abstained. The Constitution Amendment Bill Number 2 of 2017, which seeks to amend Article 102b and remove presidential age limits, now goes to committee stage for legislators to consider it clause by clause. This is how different MPs voted on the Bill.


This is how different MPs voted on the Bill.


CALL AND TALLY SHEET

 
DECIDING ON THE MOTION FOR THE SECOND READING OF THE
CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL, 2017
Three hundred and seventeen Members of Parliament today voted in favour of the presidential age limit bill going for the third reading as Speaker Rebecca Kadaga finally put the controversial proposal to a vote. 

Ninety-seven legislators voted against the bill while two abstained. Those who abstained were Mukitale Biraahwa and Pius Wakabi with the former saying the country needs a national dialogue and consensus while the latter said his constituents are divided right in the middle on the issue.

The Constitution Amendment Bill Number 2 of 2017, which seeks to amend Article 102(b) and remove presidential age limits, now goes to committee stage for legislators to consider it clause by clause.


The voting was conducted by roll call and tally, in line with rule 89 of the Parliament's Rules of Procedure. 
The rule stipulates that voting at the second and third readings of the Bill for an Act of Parliament to amend a provision of the Constitution has to be by roll call and tally. 
The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige called each of the 436 MPs to openly vote "Yes" or "No" to the second reading of the age limit Bill or to abstain.
This was the voting method used by the 7th Parliament in 2005 to amend Article 105(2) and delete the presidential term limits which would have barred President Yoweri Museveni from contesting in 2006 elections, having completed the two five-year terms from 1996.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party which commands a numerical advantage in the 10th parliament needed 290 votes, constituting two-thirds of the 436 legislators entitled to vote, for the bill to sail through to the next stage. 
The Bill is now before the committee of the whole House where MPs are to consider clause by clause of the Bill.
After this stage, a question will be put for its third reading and another vote conducted before it is passes.
NAME OTHER NAMES
CONSTITUENCY
DISTRICT
POLITICAL PARTY / INDEPENDENT
 
VOTE
AYES
NOES
ABSTAIN
1.                ABABIKU JESCA
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
ADJUMANI
NRM
YES
 
 
2.                ABACANON CHARLES ANGIRO GUTOMOI
ERUTE COUNTY NORTH
LIRA
FDC
 
NO
 
3.                ABALA DAVID
NGORA COUNTY
NGORA
NRM
YES
 
 
4.                ABIGABA CUTHBERT MIREMBE
KIBALE COUNTY
KAMWENGE
NRM
YES
 
 
5.                ABIRIGA IBRAHIM Y.A.
ARUA MUNICIPALITY
ARUA
NRM
YES
 
 
6.                ACHEN CHRISTINE AYO
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
ALEBTONG
NRM
YES
 
 
7.                ACHIA REMIGIO
PIAN COUNTY
NAKAPIRIPIRIT
NRM
YES
 
 
8.                ACHIA TERENCE NACO
BOKORA COUNTY
NAPAK
NRM
YES
 
 
9.                ACHIENG SARAH OPENDI
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
TORORO
INDEPENDENT
YES
 
 
10.             ACHIRO LUCY OTIM
ARUU NORTH COUNTY
PADER
INDEPENDENT
 
NO
 
11.             ACIDRI JAMES
MARACHA EAST COUNTY
MARACHA
NRM
 
NO
 
12.             ACON JULIUS BUA
OTUKE COUNTY
OTUKE
NRM
YES
 
 
13.             ADOA HELLEN
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
SERERE
NRM
YES
 
 
14.             ADEKE ANNA EBAJU
FEMALE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE
 
INDEPENDENT
 
NO
 
15.             ADOME BILDAD MOSES
JIE COUNTY
KOTIDO
NRM
 
NO
 
16.             ADONG LILLY
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
NWOYA
INDEPENDENT
 
NO
 
17.             AGABA ABBAS MUGISHA
KITAGWENDA COUNTY
KAMWENGE
NRM
YES
 
 
18.             AJILO MARIA GORETTI ELOGU
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
KABERAMAIDO
NRM
YES
 
 
19.             AKAMBA PAUL
BUSIKI COUNTY
NAMUTUMBA
INDEPENDENT
YES
 
 
20.             AKAMPULIRA PROSSY MBABAZI
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
RUBANDA
NRM
YES
 
 
21.             AKELLO JUDITH FRANCA
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
AGAGO
FDC
 
NO
 
22.             AKELLO LUCY
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
AMURU
FDC
 
NO
 
23.             AKELLO ROSE LILLY
DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE
KAABONG
NRM
YES
 
 

 

About the author

Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.