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Age Limit Case Resumes Next Month in Arusha

The East African Court of Justice sitting in Arusha is set next month to resume hearing of an application in which Lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi wants the constitutional amendment Act of 2018 on the Presidential Age limit to be declared unconstitutional.

According to the hearing notice signed by Yufnalis N. Okubo, the Registrar of this court on 14th February 2020, The two parties Attorney General (Government) and Hassan Male Mabirizi (petitioner) have been asked to attend.

“Take notice that the above has been fixed for hearing on Wednesday 18th March 2020 from 9.30 am in open court, 2nd floor East African Community headquarters Afirika Mashariki Road.”

In 2019, Mabirizi petitioned the East African court of Justice seeking to overturn the decision of both Constitutional and Supreme Court of Uganda to uphold parliament’s age limit amendments.

The contentious Act resulted from a bill that was tabled before Parliament in 2007 by Igara East Legislator Hon Raphael Magyezi and later it was passed into a law by majority number of legislators.

This Act removed the 75-year age cap on those seeking to contest for president by expunging Article 102(b) from Uganda’s 1995 Constitution

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