Judiciary denies alleged age limit ruling

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DCJ Alphonse Owiny Dollo

Judiciary says the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale has not yet given its judgment on the presidential age limit petitions as claimed on social media.

A panel of five justices led by Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, concluded the high profile consolidated petitions on April 19.

The other justices on the panel are; Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki and Kenneth Kakuru.

“The Judiciary has noted with concern posts on social media indicating that the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale, delivered its verdict in the Presidential Age-Limit petitions,” read a May 31 statement by Judiciary Public Relations Office.

It added: “Please note that following the hearing of these consolidated petitions between April 9 and 19, 2018, the Deputy Chief Justice and head of Constitutional Court pronounced that the court would deliver its judgment on notice.”

Judiciary said as per the usual court practice, all the parties in the petitions shall be notified in advance of the judgment date through their counsel in advance as soon as the court is ready.

“Given the importance of the matter, the general public will equally be notified through the media and arrangements would be made for the media to cover the delivery of the judgment at the Mbale High Court,” the Judiciary said.

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