Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Court Upholds Law that Could Allow Yoweri Museveni Be President for Life

Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Court Upholds Law that Could Allow Yoweri Museveni Be President for Life

A Ugandan constitutional court ruling that upholds a constitutional amendment to remove the presidential age limit will likely allow President Yoweri Museveni to extend his 32-year iron grip on power.

In December, the country's parliament amended the constitution, removing the article that limited anyone from serving as president past the age of 75, prompting widespread protests from opposition lawmakers and rights groups. 
The constitutional amendment guarantees 73-year-old Museveni a lifetime rule over the country, they said. 
Opposition legislators, the Uganda Law Society and civil society groups filed a petition in April asking the court to nullify the bill. 
But Alphonso Owiny-Dollo, who heads the constitutional court, said the panel of judges ruled to uphold the amendment Thursday and said the laws were passed in line with the constitution.

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