Ugandans want presidential age limit to stay – Afrobarometer

A new survey by Afrobarometer shows that majority of Ugandans want the current Constitutional presidential age limit upheld.

The survey, conducted in December 2016 and January 2017, show that 75% of Ugandans “favour maintaining the age limit of 75 years on presidential candidates”.

Afrobarometer is a research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic issues among others, in 35 African countries.

In a press statement released on 23 September 2017, key findings show that 67% of members of the ruling National Resistance Movement party support maintaining the presidential age limit, while opposition FDC members support it by up to 90 per cent. Further, support for the age limit is stronger among men and urban dwellers, according to Afrobarometer.