Constitutional court judges are preparing to deliver age limit ruling


Judges handling the age limit petition have  this week gone into retreat to do final touches on the  age limit according to  Daily Monitor.
It is expected after the retreat, the judges will issue notices to relevant parties, summoning them to Mbale for the delivery of the ruling.
The sources said the reading of the judgment is expected around the second week of this month.
While in retreat, the judges will among other things compare notes and tie the loose ends in their respective judgments before the final ruling can be delivered. 
About two weeks  ago, Mr James Byamukama, a lawyer representing one of the petitioners in the case, wrote to the head of the Constitutional Court, seeking an explanation why the delivery of the judgment had delayed.
The age limit case was filed shortly after the passing of contagious age limit bill which was subsequently accented by the president into law.
The act among other things extends the tenure of parliament from 5 to 7 years.
Uganda law society, opposition members of parliament where among the petitioners.
Analysts said that the law was meant to  enable president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to rule for life since he will be eligible to contest again under the amended law.
In 2005, the term limit was also scrapped from the constitution which enabled president Museveni to run again in 2006 election.


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