Lawyer Hassan Kassim Male Mabirizi, one of the appellants to Supreme Court in the matter challenging the Constitutional Court ruling on the age limit constitutional amendment, has objected to the recent extension of dates for the respondents to file their submissions.
The extension followed the death of Principal State Attorney Henry Oluka, one of the lawyers representing Attorney General.
Oluka succumbed to heart disease mid – December.
But Mabirizi says while he had consented to the extension of the dates to January 4th, the respondents instead pushed this further to 9th January.
“My understanding was, if served on 4th January I would be able to respond by 11 January 2019 and court would convene on 15th January without changing the schedule,” he said.
Mabirizi says giving the respondents over and half months to file their response would almost be tantamount to prejudice.
The new extension had been approved by court in a letter written to all applicants’ counsels by Deputy Registrar Supreme Court Opifeni on 18th December 2018
Hearing of the main case will be 15th and 16th January 2019 by judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Lilian Tibatema, Paul Mugamba, Stella Arach Amoko, Eldad Mwambustya, Apio Aweri and Jotham Tumwesigye