Impossible, Museveni can’t rule us forever – Lukwago runs to Supreme Court   


City lawyer Erias Lukwago has decided to run to the Supreme Court to challenge some of the rulings made by the judges during the age limit ruling last week in Mbale.

Speaking to the Media this Morning, Lukwago who doubles as the Kampala City Lord Mayor says whereas they are satisfied with the obliteration of the seven year term of MPs, they are opposed to the presidential age limit removal that implies that Museveni is at liberty to contest as many times as he wants.

Lukwago says that they have now filled a notice of appeal before the registrar based on 11 grounds days after lawyer Male Mabirizi filed another appeal before the same court based on 80 grounds.

In their ruling, the five judges of the constitutional court annulled the extension of the legislator’s tenure from five to seven years but upheld the removal of term and presidential age limits.

Justice Elizabeth Musoke, one of the judges said that MPs’ decision to remove upper presidential age limit was right and lawful.

Justice Musoke was the second judge to endorse the amendment of article 102(b) after Justice Cheborion Barishaki in a sitting at Mbale High Court. Musoke said that removal of age limit or even term limits does not take away citizens’ power to elect their leaders.

“It is possible that removal of term limits under the circumstance in Uganda would encourage the incumbent to stay in power but the people’s choice to elect their leaders would not have been taken away. They are free to choose who will govern them,” Musoke said.

She added, “Age is not an attribute that can be used to discriminate against others. Like my brother said the question of age is only restricted to the time when the president is elected. I find no merit in this issue and I declare so.”

Musoke also agreed with Justice Barishaki who earlier on submitted that MPs acted in selfishness and were serving their interests by extending their term in office from 5 to 7 years with immediate effect.

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