Court sets Thursday to rule on Museveni age


The Supreme Court has set Thursday April 18 as the official date to deliver its judgment of the constitutional appeal against the removal of the presidential age limit (75 years) clause in the constitution.

In a notice sent out to all the petitioners this afternoon, the ruling will be given at 10: 00AM.

“If no appearance is made by yourself, your pleader or your by someone by law authorized to act on your behalf, the judgement will be delivered on your behalf,” reads the final part of the statement.

A panel of seven judges including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Justices Stella Arach Amaoko, Mwangusya, Opio- Aweri, Tibatemwa, Mugamba and Tumwesigye will deliver the ruling.

This comes almost a month after the two months deadline passed.

Last month, Supreme Court registrar Vincent Emmy Mugabo who also is the spokesperson of the Judiciary, said the justices had already met and compared notes.

The Chief Justice and six other justices of the Supreme Court concluded the hearing of the age limit appeal on January 16, 2019.

The appeal challenges the removal of the age limit (75years) on the presidency which would have barred President Museveni from seeking re-election in 2021.

Museveni who is now 74 years will be above 75 years old in 2021.



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