KAMPALA – Ugandan parliamentarian and musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has argued Ugandans to be on their own after the Supreme court quashed the Age limit appeal challenging the removal of Presidential Age limit.
Bobi Wine, the People Power, a pressure group patron in a short statement on social media expressed dissatisfaction in the judicial system, urging the people to remain firm but on their own.
He says their redemption will never come from courts or anywhere else but from “us”.
“Okwebereramu (to be on our own) is our only last resort,” the Parliamentary who early this year confirmed plans to challenge long serving President, Yoweri Museveni in the next polls said.
Bobi Wine added that; ” our redemption will not come from court or anywhere else but from us.”
Supreme court trashes age limit appeal
Supreme court on Thursday April, 18 consolidated presidential age limit appeal in a 4-3 verdict.
Four judges including the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, Jotham Tumwesigye, Rubby Opio Aweri and Stella Arach Amoko quashed the appeal in their judgments delivered separately.
Those who allowed the appeal are justices Paul Mugamba, Eldad Mwangusya and Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza.
The consolidated appeal stemmed from applications by city lawyer, Male Mabirizi, six opposition members of parliament and Uganda Law Society challenging the decision of the Constitutional court to uphold the approval of the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2017, which paved way for scrapping of the presidential age limit.
The petitioners ran to the Constitutional court citing various flaws in the approval of the bill that scrapped the presidential age limit to allow Mr. Museveni who will have clocked 75-years of age to seek re-election in the 2021 polls.
The Constitutional court upheld the amendment, forcing the the petitioners to seek redress in the Supreme court.