Dr. Kakungulu Mayambala, a senior lecturer at Makerere University’s School of Law does not see the Supreme Court judges departing from the decision of the Constitutional Court, this as they deliver their judgement on the age limit appeal today, March 18th 2019.
“I do not see the Supreme Court judges departing from the decision of the Constitutional Court at least in material/substance. The arguments will be different but the outcome will be the same, the Supreme Court will uphold the lifting of the age limit”- Mayambala.
When asked about his expectation from the Supreme Court Ruling, the law don highlighted two issues; the constitutionality of the lifting of the age limit and the extension of the term for Members of Parliament from 5 to 7 years.
The Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago was however quick to correct him on the issue of the extension of the term of Parliament. Lukwago noted that the extension of the Parliamentary term is not one of the issues to be decided by the Supreme Court as it was already settled in Mbale.