Age limit appeal fails: Museveni wins again

The Justices of the Supreme Court

The sixth Judge of the Supreme Court Justice Jotham Tumwesigye has dismissed the age limit appeal, saying the Constitution Court did not err in declaring Age Limit amendment) having been validly passed.

Tumwesigye upheld the lower court’s ruling saying the people of Uganda were sufficiently consulted.

The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe who was the last to present did not even read his judgement or didn’t need to.

Of the seven justices; Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Stella Arach Amoko, Jotham Tumwesigye and Rubby Opio Aweri dismissed the application.

Justice Tumwesigye
Victoria University

Eldad Mwangusya, Prof Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza and Paul Mugamba were the only ones to allow the appeal and nullify the age limit act.

This means that Museveni who will be 75 years in 2021, will be eligible to contest for presidency.

His NRM top organ and MPs have already endorsed him as the party’s sole candidate for 2021 and even beyond.



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