Court Sets Date For Presidential Election Petition

By Michael Ntezza

The constitutional court has finally set 26/July 2018 as the date at which it will deliver the long awaited ruling on the consolidated application filed in court challenging the amendment of the Presidential Age limit law.

According to the hearing notice dated 13 July and signed by the Court of Appeal Deputy Registrar Alfonse Owiny Dollo, he noted that: “If no appearance is made on your behalf by yourself or someone authorized to act for you, the judgement will be delivered in your absence.”

He noted that the judgement will be delivered at Mbale High Court at exactly 09:30 a.m.

This notice has been addressed to Male Hassan Mabirizi, Lukwago and company advocates, Rwakafuz, Abeine-Burygyeya and company advocate, Uganda Law society and Attorney General.

On closure of the hearing of the age limit, the Deputy Chief Justice who heads the court of appeal asked the public to keep calm and promised to deliver the judgement on notice.

The lawyers Elias Lukwago, Wandera Ogalo, Rwadslaus Rwakafuuzi and Male Mabirizi noted that parliament exceeded its mandate and flaunted its rules of procedure during the whole process of tabling, debating and enactment of the bill.

Among the flaunted procedures which were pointed out was the act of smuggling of certain provisions in the bill that were never  debated on, suspension of Mps at both the debating and voting time , denying the public access to parliament during the debating.

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