(Xinhua) -- Uganda’s Supreme Court on
Thursday upheld a decision by the Constitutional Court that the
country’s parliament did not err in the removal of the age
limits for one to run for presidency.
"By a majority
decision of 4 to 3, the decision of the Constitutional Court is
upheld and this appeal therefore fails," said Chief Justice Bart
Katureebe in a ruling that was broadcast live.
In December 2017, the Constitutional Court judges ruled 4-1
that the parliament’s removal of the age limit of 75 years as
maximum and 35 years as minimum for one to run for presidency
did not contravene the constitution.
Opposition legislators, civil society organizations and
Uganda Law Society filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to
challenge the judges’ decision.
Ugandan court starts
hearing of presidential age limit appeal
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s Supreme Court on Tuesday began
the hearing of an appeal challenging a controversial bill signed
into law for the removal of the presidential age limit of 75
A panel of seven judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe
commenced the two-day hearing of the petitioners’ oral
submissions seeking to annul the July 27, 2018 Constitutional
Court decision to uphold parliament’s removal of presidential
The Constitutional Court judges in their four to one ruling
said that parliament’s removal of 75 years as maximum and 35
years as minimum for one to run for presidency did not
contravene the country’s Constitution.
Opposition legislators, Uganda Law Society and independent
lawyer Male Mabirizi in September last year filed an appeal
seeking to quash the majority ruling of the Constitutional