Mbale was just the beginning, the struggle continues – Lukwago

Lukwago (c) during the court session

Five Judges of the Constitutional Court yesterday nullified section 2, 6 and 10 of the constitutional Amendment bill 2017 which extended the tenure of Parliament and local councils from 5 to 7 years, during the reading of their judgments at the Mbale High Court.

It started with Justice Cheborion Barishaki who delivered his ruling first was followed by Justices Elizabeth Musoke, Kenneth Kakuru and Remmy Kasule.

The Five justices agreed with the petitioners who had challenged the extension of the office term of Parliament and local government council from five to seven years.

This came a few hours after city lawyer Elias Lukwago citing that whatever verdict is pronounced, the struggle for restoration of Rule of Law and Constitutionalism continues.

“We shouldn’t loose sight of the fact that even leopards sweat. We shouldn’t despair. Step by step we shall build the Uganda we want.” Lukwago noted.

He added that dictatorships World over don’t fall by gravitational force like ripe mangoes, but thru sustained struggles &concerted actions of right thinking people.

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