On Wednesday, Legislators passed the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2017 what is commonly known as the ‘Age Limit Bill’ dropping the 75 year upper age limit for presidential candidates and extending the term of Parliament to seven years.
The Acholi Mp that surprised many is Beatrice Anywar who voted in favor of the lifting of Age Limit. Anwyar is one of the renowned big shots in the opposition who got recognized nationally when in 2007 she rose and mobilized people and demonstrated against the government when it proposed the sale of Mabira forest. This not only saved the sale of the forest, but also her nickname Mama Mabira. Anywar who defected from the FDC is currently serving as the MP for Kitgum Municipality under an independent ticket.
Here’s the full list of how Acholi Mps voted for the Age Limit Bill.
AKELLO JUDITH FRANCA(FDC) -NO
OGENGA LATIGO MORRIS WODAMIDA (FDC)- ???
OTTO EDWARD MAKMOT (INDEPENDENT) -YES
AKELLO LUCY (FDC) – NO
AKOL ANTHONY KILAK (FDC)-??
OLANYA GILBERT(FDC) –NO
AOL BETTY OCAN (FDC)-NO
KOMAKECH LYANDRO (DP) – NO
OKOT PETER (DP) – NO
OKUMU RONALD REGAN (INDEPENDENT) – NO
ATIM BEATRICE ANYWAR (INDEPENDENT) -YES
LAMWAKA MARGRET (NRM) – YES
OKIN P.P. OJARA (INDEPENDENT) – NO
ORYEM HENRY OKELLO (NRM) – YES
ADONG LILLY (INDEPENDENT) – NO
OYET SIMON (FDC)-??
LANYERO MOLLY (NRM) – YES
ONEK HILARY (NRM) – YES
ACHIRO LUCY OTIM (INDEPENDENT) – NO
LOWILA C.D OKETAYOT (NRM) – NO
ODONGA OTTO (FDC) – NO
LAMWAKA CATHERINE (NRM) – YES
OULANYAH JACOB (NRM) – ???