Kampala: Controversial laywer Male Mabirizi has appealed against the decision of Mbale Constitutional Court’s ruling that recently upheld age limit act of 2017.
On July 26, four of the five judges of Constitutional court led by Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo, Chebrion Barishaki, Elizabeth Musoke and Remy Kasule endorsed the expunging of both lower and upper presidential age limit that was capped at 75 years according to the 1995 and discarded the elevation of five to seven legislator’s tenure in office.
Mabirizi, who filed a notice of appeal just a day after the judgment, has today morning filed a memorandum of appeal at the Supreme Court in which he challenges parts of the constitutional court judgement.
Appearing before Supreme Court Deputy Registrar Godfrey Angualia Opefeni, Among the 84 reasons challenging the Age Limit Constitutional amendment, Mabirizi contends that Constitution Court Judges erred in law when they declined to consider the fact that Electoral Commission held no referendum for citizens to participate in the process of lifting age limit.
In a record of appeal totals 30692 pages contained in 154 bound books said the process of enacting Age Limit Parliamentary Act 2017 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.
Mabirizi further said he was not awarded professional court fees since he had no lawyer during the proceedings at the Constitutional court noting that he suffered various inconveniences in age limit a case.