The former Guild President of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Shahali Mugamba, was among the Parliamentary aspirants who missed nominations over failure to raise the required Shs3m nomination fees.
Mugamba, who had come on an independent ticket, was among the six candidates vying for MP Northern City Division Constituency, in the newly created Mbale City.
At an estimated height of 3.5 feet (approximately 106cm), Mugamba would be the shortest Parliamentary aspirant in the country, if he had been nominated.
The five successful candidates who were nominated are; Paul Wanyoto from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Ivan Masaba from the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Seth Wambede from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Others are; Alhajji Umar Nangoli, the former RDC of Mbale District, the incumbent MP of Bungokho North, Sizomu Gershom Wambede and Imaan Magala, all on independent tickets.
Mugamba noted that in spite of having “Developmental” plans for Northern Division, “Economic Hardship” could not see him on the next step.
He was guild president of IUIU in the 2015/16 academic year, and he graduated with a Bachelors of Computer Science in the same year.