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New deputy chief Justice Owiny Dollo apologises for delays in hearing case on Museveni age
Justice Dollo made the apology to a one Benjamin Alipanga whose petition challenging the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution regarding the presidential age limit has not been heard since he filed it three years ago.

The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-has apologised about the delay in hearing constitutional petitions.Justice Dollo made the apology to a one Benjamin  Alipanga whose petition challenging the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution regarding the presidential age limit has not been heard since he filed it three years ago.Justice Dollo who was recently sworn in as Deputy Chief Justice promised to quickly dispose  -off all pending cases under his reign as the head of the Constitutional Court.

NRM lawyers led by Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Attorney General represented by Martin Mwambustya, Alipanga and his lawyers held a 2-hour closed meeting with Justice Dollo in which they have agreed to first consult on whether Alipanga's petition is still relevant.

The judge has also  ordered the parties to file a  joint -report on their position on the 6th of November 2017

Alipanga petitioned the court in 2014  seeking an injunction against his NRM  Party from fronting Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as a 2016 presidential candidate claiming he would be ineligible for election because he will be 75 years of age.

He also sought to bar  Parliament from amending the provision of the Constitution which are already before courts for interpretation.

Alipanga's lawyer Fred Muwema said he will address the issue of Parliament acting in contempt of court during the full hearing of the petition.