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Now That Age Limit has Been Pocketed, Things Are Going to Get Worse – Musumba

The opposition Forum for Democratic for Democratic (FDC) Vice president Hon. Salam Musumba has expressed how she was not surprised with the Supreme court resolution of upholding the removal of the presidential age limit from the Uganda constitution.

Musumba says that after 33 years of nepotism, years president Museveni has spent appointing judiciary from his tribe, this is the format of decisions expected.

“I’m not disappointed because after 33 years of nepotism, years of president Museveni appointing judiciary from his tribe, this is the format.” Musumba Stated citing that there’s no love or sleep lost.

The former Kamuli district chairperson added that Ugandans didn’t need to expect anything, since things about to get worse.

“What you’ve (Supreme Court) done today is treason, you’ve given people a way to kill. What I do is curse you.” She said.

“For every bright child out there, Male Mabirizi is your model. I was in Mbale but I didn’t bother this time around because I can’t expect milk from a cock.” Musumba said while while appearing on NBS Frontline on Thursday night.

On Thursday 18th April, In a judgment ratio of 4:3 judges ruled that majority justices of the Constitutional Court that sat in Mbale town never erred when they ruled that the entire process of conceptualizing, debating and enactment of Constitution (Amendment) Act 2018 that removed the presidential age limit from the Constitution.

“The decision of the constitutional court is upheld and this appeal fails,” said Justice Eldad Mwanguya who read the final verdict on behalf of the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe who was unwell.

The verdict by the Supreme Court meant that President Museveni, who will be above 75 years will now be eligible to stand for election in 2021.

Justices Stella Amoko Arachi, Ruby Opio Aweri, Jotham Tumwesigye and Bart Katureebe upheld the decision of the constitutional court whereas justices Eldad Mwanguhya, Paul Mugamba and Lilian Tibatemwa disagreed with the lower court.

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