Christine Acen, the Alebtong district woman Mp has said her colleagues who oppose the age limit removal bill are receiving foreign aid from advocates for homosexuality to destabilize the country.
“There are MPs who have received dollars from the advocates for homosexuality to destabilize our country, remember Uganda rejected same sex relationships” – Mp Acen told electorates in Abako, Alebtong district on Wednesday as she sought their opinions on the age limit bill.
She added: “They(homosexuals) now want to destabilize our country so that things don’t move!”.
Mp Acen added that Magyezi’s bill in her opinion is good because it is seeking to allow the young people to take up elective positions including district LC5’s.
“When they were reading you the bill, I even heard some of you saying… The bill is not bad“- she told voters who welcomed her assertion with boos and chants.
Mp Acen who was speaking in relation to last week’s consultative meeting held by 8 MPs in Lira also talked against jointly holding consultations clad in red ribbons.
“Why would I come to consult when I have red ribbons? It means I already have a side” – she said.
“Some people asked why I didn’t join other MPs in Lira in consultation. It was the people of Alebtong district who voted for me. Would I be in my right senses if go to consult in Lira?” she added.
She noted that by other MPs going to consult in Lira, was the reason they were teargassed.
She persuaded her electorates to support the bill for peace and security reasons.
“We have been in camps and not ready to go back. Let me tell you, if anything happens, not only NRM supporters will suffer, but UPC, DP, and all other parties will suffer.”
She went on to defend the bill saying the law should not bar anyone from standing, but the final judges should be voters to decide who should go through.
The voters however after told her that they are not in support of the bill. She then promised to respect their views and take them to Parliament.