Uganda parliament adjourns debate on extension of presidential rule amid uproar

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 5:03 AM

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's parliament abruptly adjourned a debate over the extension of presidential rule on Tuesday amid uproar after a lawmaker alleged soldiers had entered the building.

"There were so many, I saw them. They were in the chaplaincy," one legislator, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, told a local television station.

Lawmakers were debating a draft bill that would remove a constitutional age cap that bars long-serving President Yoweri Museveni from standing again.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)