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Age Limit: Suspended MPs to challenge seven-year term

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and the suspended legislators presenting their papers in court recently. File photo.

KAMPALA–The six MPs suspended during the age limit debate have confirmed that they are to challenge the extension of elective terms from five to seven years.

This was revealed Monday morning as they appeared at the High Court in their follow-up on their case against the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

Addressing journalists, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who is representing them in the case, said the MPs contend that they are not in agreement with certain provisions of the age-limit law such as the extension of elective terms to seven years.

They contend that the extension was smuggled in since it was not among the issues the Speaker of Parliament forwarded to the legal committee for consideration.

They further revealed that they are in final stages of challenging the law as a whole.

Lukwago was in company of four of the suspended MPs who included Mubarak Munyagwa, Allan Ssewanyana, Gerald Karuhanga and Anthony Akol.

Initially before the High Court, the case was last week referred to the Constitutional Court by Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo on grounds that it has no jurisdiction to handle the matter despite summoning Kadaga earlier to defend herself.

Lukwago and the suspended MPs were thus following up on the progress of the case file.

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