MBALE- The Constitutional Court will on Thursday July 26, 2018 deliver its judgement in the age limit petition at Mbale High-Court at 9:30 am
According to a notice dated July 13, the Court of Appeal registrar noted that the judgement in the consolidated petition heard in Mbale is ready for a delivery.
“It will be delivered on 26th day of July 2018 at 9:30 a.m at Mbale High Court,” the registrar noted.
In a notice the, Court of Appeal registrar also put to the notice of both the petitioners and defendants saying: “If no appearance is made on your behalf or someone by law authorized to act for you, the judgement will be delivered in your absence.”
The Constitutional Court failed to beat the two-month deadline in which it was expected to deliver the judgment in the presidential age limit case after the period expired in June.
The Uganda Code of Judicial Conduct gives court 60 days to deliver a judgment that has been put on notice from the date of concluding the hearing.
On April 19, a panel of five justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo heard and concluded the hearing of the age limit petitions in Mbale District and reserved the same judgment on notice.
The petitioners were challenging the entire process that led to the amendment of the Constitution that saw the removal of the presidential upper cap age limit of 75 years and the lower age cap limit of 35 years.