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Suspended MPs challenge Uganda’s new ‘Age Limit’ law

MPs opposed to the deletion of Article 102 (b) from the Constittution sing at Parliament days before their protest degenerated into a brawl INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYA
Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Six Suspended Members of Parliament (MPs) Thursday joined the Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza to challenge the Uganda Constitution Amendment Act 2017 passed by President Museveni on December 20, 2017, before the Constitution court.
Late last year, parliament passed the Constitution Amendment Bill that’s dubbed the “Age Limit” that lifted the age limit on the presidency and extended the term of MPs from five to 7 years.
The MPs are the opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujjju Nganda (Kira Municipality), Allan Ssewanyama  (Makindye West), Mubarak Munyagwa Sserunga (Kawempe South), Anthony Akol (Kilak North), Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality) and Jonathan Odur (Erute South).
Through their lawyer Erias Lukwago and  Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi they want the Constitutional Court to declare that all the Members of Parliament that said “yes” to the amendment of Article 102(b) committed treason, and nullify the entire  law because the whole process under which it was bred was rooted in fraud.

They have filed the petition against the Attorney General and it has been received by the Court Registry.

Earlier, Uganda Law Society also filed a petition in court questioning the new law.

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