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Youths want Museveni to rule forever

31 March 2015, 15:13 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A group of youths loyal to President Yoweri Museveni have filed a petition seeking to strike out a provision that states the age limit of anyone who wants to vie for presidency.

The petition was filed at the Attorney General’s Chambers by the youths loyal to Museveni and are serving in National Youth Council (NYC).

They include NYC Chairman Samuel Kavuma, David Kabanda (publicity) and Ibrahim Kitatta.

They petitioned the court under Article 137 of the Constitution which grants a person the right to petition a constitutional court to strike out specific provisions in the constitution, which the person thinks are illegal.

Through their lawyers, the trio said Article 102[b] which states that ‘a person shall not be elected for president unless that person is not less than 35 years of age and not more than 75 years of age, should removed.

They are also challenging article 183[2][b] which bars a person below 35 years and also above 75 years from vying for the post of a district chairperson.

In case the petition is upheld, it means a person who is 18 years of age is free to vie for the presidency and district chairperson which currently is a preserve for only those who are above 35 years and not above 75years.

The group contends that Article 102[b], 183[2][b] and 108[4] of the Constitution are contradictory or inconsistent with Articles 2, 21[1], 21[2], 21[3], 38[1], 45 and 287 of the constitution and international treaties, conventions or laws.

According to the constitution, Article 2 makes it the supreme law of Uganda while article 21[1] states that ‘all persons are equal before and under the law in all spheres of political, economic, social, cultural life and in other respect and shall enjoy equal protection of the law.

They also contend that the age limit articles are inconsistent with article 38[1] which gives every Ugandan a right to participate in the affairs of government or through his or her representative in accordance with the law.

The same constitution in article 287 obliges government to adhere to international treaties.

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