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DP Blasts Museveni Over Odoki’s Reappointment


for sale http://ca-uqam.info/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Party president, viagra http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-includes/general-template.php Norbert Mao told journalists in Kampala on Tuesday that the reappointment of Justice Odoki is a “rape of justice of this country given that it doesn’t meet the criteria in the Constitution.”

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information pills geneva;”>Mao said Odoki no longer qualifies as a Chief Justice since the law clearly disqualifies him given that he is above 70 years.

“No way Museveni can qualify anyone who is already disqualified by law; he would have extended the age limit before him vacating office,” he added.

Mao said this is a fresh instrument of appointment which is aimed at doing away with age limits upon all levels of succession including the office of the president.

“We should all remember that during his retirement, Odoki presented a paper for the removal of age limits upon the Chief Justice and now it is under way,” Mao added.

“This is a test to see if Ugandans can accept lifting the age limit and if it is approved for the Chief Justice, the next move will be to remove age limit from the president which is what Museveni is aiming at,” he said.

Mao said Ugandans must oppose the “continued attempts of violating the Constitution of Uganda by Museveni.”

“How long will Ugandans continue accommodating Museveni as he violates the Constitution of our mother country; we should all rise up and defend our powers,” he charged.

Museveni said in his letter to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) that Odoki’s reappointment would help to tap the experienced judge’s potential.

The new “contract” has raised contention among several politicians and civil societies.

Justice Odoki, who had served as chief justice for 12 years, reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 years in March and also served out the three-month extension period.

If reappointed, Justice Odoki will become the first person to serve that post in Uganda while above the age of 70 years in the country’s history.


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