Red Ribbon Campaign Launched in Karamoja

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In short
The red ribbon is a symbolic protest tool adopted by the opposition in Uganda to express disgust at the planned amendment of the constitution to lift the cap on presidential age limits.

The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party has launched the red ribbon campaign in Karamoja sub-region. The red ribbon is a symbolic protest tool adopted by the opposition in Uganda to express disgust at the planned amendment of the constitution to lift the cap on presidential age limits.

The ribbons tied around the head, allegedly depict the willingness to shed blood in order to safeguard the constitution.

The campaign comes at the backdrop of a bill presented by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi for the amendment of article 102 (b) of the constitution, a move which could make Yoweri President Yoweri Museveni eligible to contest for another term of office. He is now aged 73.

FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi on Thursday launched the campaign in Karamoja sub-region during a consultative meeting with FDC party delegates drawn from all the districts of Karamoja.
 
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Simon Nangiro, the FDC coordinator in Karamoja says the red ribbons now define every individual's commitment to a peaceful future for Uganda.

Jackie Zali, a female youth in Moroto who joined in wearing the red ribbon says they are determined to engage security forces over the campaign.
 
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Karamoja is a stronghold of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. The party scored more than 90 percent in the 2016 general election.