LIVE: Age limit hearing in Mbale

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Nelson Bwire Kapo

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Hearing of the Constitutional Court petition challenging the amendment of Article 102(b) to remove presidential age limits is underway in Mbale today.

A panel of five judges led by the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo is hearing the petitions at Mbale High Court. The other justices on the bench include; Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki and Kenneth Kakuru.

The hearing commenced with submissions of the petitioners including Uganda Law Society and Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, who represents a section of Members of Parliament challenging the amendment.

On December 20, 2017, Parliament passed the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2017 effectively removing presidential age limits provided for under Article 102(b) of the constitution. In the same amendment, parliament removed age limits for local government leaders, restored presidential term limits which had been removed in September 2005 and extended the term of office of the president and parliament from five to seven years.

Age Limit Petition live from mbale constitution court

Posted by Nile Post on Monday, April 9, 2018

AGE-LIMIT PETITION HEARING IN MBALE

Posted by Nile Post on Monday, April 9, 2018

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