This morning, protesters who are against the removal of presidential age limit law from the constitution paralysed traffic flow in Lira town, when they took their demonstration to the busiest part of the town. It started with a group comprising of four youths lighting a tyre at the junction of Oyam road and Obote Avenue. Jumping, pacing, blowing whistles with others shouting “Okot Ogong is our hero” “Museveni it’s time to leave!!”, the youths attracted a crowd who joined blocking the traffic flow for about 30 minutes. They dropped a coffin with writings against the age limit removal.
They also carried placards written “Museveni must leave!” “Do not tamper with the constitution!”
The youths also stretched their demonstration to Uhurru bar, burning tyres and calling for the maintenance of the constitution as NRM MPs prepare to present to parliament, a private members bill seeking to amend article 102(b) which restricts runners for presidency to the age not below 35 and not above 75 years.
By the time police in Lira drew to the places the protests were being held, none of the orchestrators of the demos were on sight. This angered the Lira Resident District Commissioner Robert Abak who wished to just get hold of just one of the protesters. He said he’d put an example to the rest of them to make them desist from such.