Hassan Male Mabirizi, one of the parties in the Supreme Court petition challenging the constitutional court age limit amendment ruling, has insisted that the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga must appear in court for cross examination over certain matters that took place during the amendment of Article 102(b).
Although the constitutional court had excluded the speaker from the people summoned for cross examination in Mbale, during the Age limit hearing, Mabirizi wants her to appear before the Supreme Court.
He says this is the only way of getting more facts from her, which is very important for the success of his case.
“I would like court to order her to appear because previously we didn’t get the reasons why she was never summoned yet she was at the center of it all,” Mabirizi said.
In the pre-conference hearing, Mabirizi had asked the justices to allow him make his oral submission in which he wants court to be moved and summon the speaker during the hearing of the matter but was advised to wait for the hearing of the case.
“We shall cross the bridge when we reach there,” said Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.
At the same, Mabirizi raised concerns about Justice Richard Buteera, of the Supreme Court judges in the roam, but was assured that he is not on the hearing panel, but was sitting in for Justice Eldad Mwambustya who is currently outside the country.
Hearing of the main case will be 15th and 16th January 2019 by justices who will include Chief justice Bart Katureebe, justice Lilian Tibatema, Paul Mugamba, Stella Arach Amoko, Eldad Mwambustya, Apio Aweri and Jotham Tumwesigye.