Persistent City Lawyer Male Mabirizi has vowed to appeal against the East African court-EACJ ruling throwing out his age limit case.
Mabirizi was compelled to go to the East African Court to dispute the Uganda supreme court’s ruling on the removal of the clause on age limit for presidential candidates.
This followed a constitutional court ruling upholding an amended clause 102 b of the constitution for the removal of the age limit (35 – 75) for presidential aspirants.
However, on Wednesday 30th September 2020, a judgment was delivered by EACJ Principal Judge Monica Mugenyi dismissing the matter with costs on each party involved.
The court ruled that when the parliament of Uganda passes the law despite its irregularities and the president assents to it, it becomes binding.
However, Mabirizi has since vowed to appeal the ruling on grounds that the judges didn’t consider the respect for rule of law while deciding.
Mabirizi is now planning to launch a fundraising drive for $10,00-37 million shillings to aid in the funding of his appeal in the age limit case.
He added that to his knowledge, the framers of the East African treaty aimed at equality for all before the which was not granted to him.
“It is upon that I am constrained to inform you that I am planning to appeal to the appellate division of The East African Court of Justice,” Mabirizi said.