Supreme Court judges have declined to dismiss the Age Limit Amendment appeal, filed by the Uganda Law Society (ULS) as the Attorney General had earlier requested.
The Attorney General has asked court to throw out the case because it was filed late.
In their ruling yesterday, all the seven judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe Magunda ruled against dismissing the appeal on grounds that it is a matter of great public interest and serious in nature.
The judges however, warned the litigants on being slow in handling this case and vowed to dismiss any party that will be found being reluctant in the main case.
In his application seeking to drop the ULS appeal (challenging the Mbale constitutional court ruling on the amendment), the Attorney General argued that ULS’s case was filed 13days after the elapsing of the 14 days given in law.
Other petitioners in the matter before the Supreme Court include, Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka, Opposition MPs Hon Winnie Kiiza, Hon Gerald Karuhanga, Hon Jonathan Odur, Hon Mubarak Munyagwa, Hon Allan Ssewanyana, and Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, who contend that it was illegal for the appellant court judges to uphold the presidential term limit which was passed without following the legally set procedures.
Conferencing of this matter is scheduled to be held tomorrow at Supreme court.