Two law firms- Muwema and company advocates and Akampurira and partners have petitioned the office of the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking orders that she immediately halts the much anticipated discussion of the presidential age limit bill by parliament until further orders from the Constitutional court.
The two firms say it will be total abuse of the court process if parliament goes ahead to debate the said motion when there is a pending Constitutional petition filed in 2014 against the NRM Party to front president Museveni as a presidential candidate after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 75.
The said petition was filed by an NRM supporter George Alipanga against the Attorney General who is statutory representative of Parliament in court.
The petitioner’s lawyer, Robert Kagoro, told NTV they found it illegal, unconstitutional and subjudice the acts of members of parliament to proceed and discuss matters that are still in court.
They have written to the speaker of parliament informing her about the pending constitutional petition.
“We are requesting her to stop henceforth stop discussing the matter in parliament,” Kagoro noted.
He said the attorney general filed a defence and now can’t proceed to discuss a matter that is still in court.
“If parliament goes ahead and discuss this issue and amend the constitution, it is making itself a court because the court has not determined.”