EC is applying double standards on Museveni’s academic documents – Bobi Wine: EC is applying double standards on Museveni’s academic documents – Bobi Wine:
The kyadondo East MP and presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is accusing Electoral Commission for applying double standards! after failing to produce president Museveni’s academic papers.
Following lawyer Nkunyingi Muwadda‘s requisition for copies that certifies Museveni’s academic documents he used in 2016 elections. However, the EC responded saying that no verification needed in Museveni’s documents he used in 2016 nominations.
But Kyagulanyi accuses the EC body of speaking in tongues when it comes to president’s documents.
“A few weeks back, someone working on the regime’s prompting applied to have my academic documents released. In only 3 days, the process to release my documents was already underway. The same Electoral Commission has taken a month to respond to a request for Gen. Museveni’s academic documents. When they finally responded, they are speaking in tongues,”Kyagulanyi says.
He adds the partiality of EC which claims to be independent yet again lies bare for all to see.
EC is applying double standards on Museveni’s academic documents – Bobi Wine
Kyagulanyi explains, the law does not empower only government body to determine the legality of the reasons given for demand of public documents. He adds that the EC is conflicted on this issue.
surprisingly, the EC has shown how bias they are upon the release of Gen. Museveni’s papers, giving flimsy reasons. Even a blind person can tell the fear in them not to release the documents.
However, in response to a letter by lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi demanding for Museveni’s academic credentials used for nomination in the 2016 presidential elections. The Electoral Commission acting Secretary, Leonard Mulekwa says the documents don’t require any verification under Section 4(15) of the Presidential Elections Act, 2005.
“For avoidance of doubt, if a candidate has an advanced level certificate obtained in Uganda or qualifications higher than the prescribed qualification obtained in Uganda! or obtained from the former University of East Africa or any of its constituent colleges, then, there shall be no need for the verification of his or her qualifications by the National Council for Higher Education,” Mulekwa notes.