The Attorney General has asked the Supreme Court to throw out the Uganda Law Society appeal challenging the judgment of the age limit petition.
The Constitutional court in July threw out a petition challenging the amendment of the Constitution that saw the removal of the presidential upper cap age limit of 75 years and the lower age cap limit of 35 years prompting the petitioners to appeal against the decision before the Supreme Court.
The Attorney General in an affidavit sworn by State Attorney Charity Nabasa says the Uganda Law Society served his chambers with the notice of appeal on August 30, 13 days after the date for which it was supposed to be served as prescribed by the law.
“The respondent(Attorney General) filed in the Supreme Court a record of appeal received by the same court on September 28, 201 and served the Attorney General with the same on October 1, 2018 and he (respondent) has not filed in the supreme court an application seeking to validate the notice of appeal,” reads in part the affidavit.
The Attorney General contends that the Uganda Law Society will not be prejudiced if the Supreme Court strikes out their appeal against the judgment of the Constitutional Court for the Age Limit case.
“It is fair, reasonable and in the interest of justice that this application be granted.”
The application by the Attorney General seeking to have the Uganda Law Society appeal thrown out is set to be heard by the Supreme Court on November 13.
The Constitutional Court, in a unanimous decision, struck down the two-year term of office extension of the MPs and local council leaders and also in a majority decision of 4:1, upheld the scrapping of the age limit clause (Article 102b) from the Constitution.