The debate on the proposed amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit has gathered a lot of momentum. Yet the NRM which began it still lacks a sense of purpose and direction. It has no credible explanation why this amendment is necessary.

The issue in this debate is not really the amendment of the constitution to allow people above 75 years to run for president. Few Ugandans would refuse Kizza Besigye, Amanya Mushega, Amama Mbabazi, Edward Sekandi or Ruhakana Rugunda running for president at 75. The issue is the continued stay of President Yoweri Museveni in power.