Uganda : court upholds presidential age limit

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. © RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Uganda’s constitutional court on Thursday ruled that parliament’s removal of an age cap at which one can ran for presidency was constitutional.

The judges, 4 to 1 ruled that parliament’s removal of the age cap did not contravene the country’s constitution paving way for incumbent President Yoweri Museveni to possibly contest in the 2021 elections if he wishes.

Parliament in December last year amended the country’s constitution in which it removed the age limit of 75 years as maximum and 35 years as minimum for one to run for presidency.

Museveni, who currently is 73 years of age would be over 75 years by the time the next presidential elections are held in 2021.

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