By our reporter
The High Court has dismissed an application by opposition political party leaders to halt the age limit bill.
Recently, the Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye heard the interim application filed by three opposition political party heads, Abed Bwanika of the PDP party, Ken Lukyamuzi of CP and Asuman Basalirwa of Jeema party who were seeking to have a referendum on the issue.
However, while defending the actions of parliament in court this morning, the AG William Byaruhanga asked the court to fully observe the doctrine of separation of powers and not issue any orders that interfere with parliament while in the exercise of its constitutional mandate of legislating and making laws.
Kabagye in her ruling this afternoon said that while there were merits in the arguments raised by the applicants; Parliament is an independent arm of government that must be left to do its work.
Parliament announced that it’s set to debate on the contentious bill on Monday next week.
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