Uganda’s President-elect H.E Yoweri Museveni – who claims he isn’t sure about his birth date — is officially OFF THE HOOK in the age limit case … and it’s all because the presiding judge thinks the applicants want to waste court’s time.
As we previously reported, two citizens, Moses Bigirwa and Hakim Kizza contend that Museveni is 79 years old, which according to the Constitution would make him ineligible to be president of Uganda thus asked the High court to halt his May 12 inauguration.
High Court Judge Justice Stephen Musota critically analyzed the affidavit of Mr Bigirwa and deemed it unworthy. In the affidavit, he verily believed that the respondent [Museveni] is 79 years old as he participated in the general elections of 1961 and he was a voter and staunch supporter of the late Benedicto Kiwanuka and the respondent [Museveni] was 23 years old.
“This is a case with no merit which is aimed at wasting court’s time and abusing court’s process. Being a lay person shouldn’t be a basis to abuse court process, I summarily dismiss the matter with costs,” Justice Musota ruled.
The constitution protects the sitting president from being subjected to any proceeding before any court of law, except during the time when he/she is running for the office, which case can only be heard by the Supreme Court.
Ultimately, decided the case against Mr Museveni was weak without the evidence needed– so was tossed and the inauguration is still on.