Judiciary's Senior Communications Officer Solomon Muyita

Judiciary has cautioned the public over false information that the Constitution Court delivered its verdict in age limit case.

Mr Solomon Muyita, judiciary’s public relations officer, said court will deliver its verdict on notice.
“As per usual Court practice, all the patties in the petitions shall be notified in advanced of the judgment date through their counsel in advance as soon as court is ready,” he noted.

He also noted that given the importance of the matter, the public will be notified through media and arrangements would be made for the media to cover the delivery of the judgment at Mbale high court.

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In December last year Parliament passed age limit bill lifting presidential age limit that was capped at 75 years, giving a leeway for President Yoweri Museveni who is currently 73 years to stand for presidency in 2021 and on the same day they also voted to extend their term in office from five to seven years.

Dissatisfied with what happened in Parliament, six opposition legislators led by Winnie Kiiza, Uganda Law Society, Male Mabirizi among other concerned citizens petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the ‘Age Limit Act’.

They argued that the process of enacting the bill was marred with violence, assault of legislators, storming of Special Forces Command (SFC) in Parliamentary chambers and violations of human rights which among others contradicts with Parliamentary rules and procedures.

It’s upon that, that a panel of five judges of Constitution Court, led by, the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, sat in Mbale to listen to the arguments. They are yet to give their ruling.

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