The Constitution Court decides on Tuesday whether or not it has powers to hear and grant interim orders, in a case where UPC party president Olara Otunnu, is seeking to stay an arrest warrant.
Constitutional court judge, Justice Amos Twinomujuni, says that he needs time to review and respond to issues raised by the attorney General and Olara's lawyer.
Olara Otunnu filed an application at the Constitutional Court seeking an interim order to stay criminal proceedings and execution of warrant of arrest issued against him, by the Lira Chief Magistrates Court.
The Lira Magistrate Court issued the arrest warrant against Otunnu on August 3.
The arrest warrants were issued after Olara Otunnu, failed to appear in court to answer charges of sedition and sectarianism.
The charges are in connection with the remarks he allegedly made during a radio talkshow that President Museveni covertly supported the LRA rebels.
In the mean time, Justice Twinomujuni has ordered that Olara Otunnu be free until Tuesday morning when court determines the matter.
The Attorney General represented by Elison Karuhanga, argued that the matter needed a full bench of three judges to hear the application to stay an arrest warrant. He said court was wrongly seated because it had only one judge.
But Peter Walubiri, Ottunnu's lawyer argued that Otunnu's liberty as a citizen was at stake adding that raising such issues by the court would deny Otunnu access to the courts of laws therefore justice would be denied.
Walubiri requested court to refer the matter to the registrar to consult t and reconstitute the panel of judges.
The UPC president Olara Otunnu was conspicuously absent from court. Only a few party members turned up for the brief.