East African Court dismisses with costs, the age limit case filed by Mabiriizi

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The question of whether President Yoweri Museveni will be on the ballot paper for the 2021 presidential elections or not, has finally been resolved the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania.
The regional Court on Wednesday presided over by Principal Judge, Monica Mugenyi dismissed with costs, the reference filed by lawyer Male Mabiriizi against the Attorney General of Uganda.



City lawyer Male Mabirizi, was challenging the decision of the Supreme Court in upholding the amendment of the Constitution to remove the only remaining safety clause on the age limit for the president.
A decision that gave president Museveni (who is above 75 years) a green light to contest In the next general elections



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Lawyer Mabirizi wanted to block this move by having age limit clause of 102 (b), reinstated in the Constitution.
In his reference which he filed last year, Mr Mabirizi seeks a declaration that the removal of the age limit safeguard or amendment of the Constitution to remove the presidential age limit under Article 102 (b) of the Constitution is contrary to Articles 6(d), 7(2), 8(1) (c) and 123(3)(c) of the EAC Treaty.



i the case he filed, Mr Mabirizi noted that the Uganda government amended the presidential age limit clauses (102b) through violence and deployment of military police in and outside Parliament, among other misdeeds, which he says are unconstitutional.
The regional court in its verdict affirmed the decision of the Uganda’s Constitutional Court.

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