Isaac Nuwagaba, the Ruhaama County FDC flag bearer has petitioned the Electoral Commission contesting the academic documents of his NRM rival Henry Nkwasibwe Zinkuratire.
In his petition, Nuwagaba, says he inspected the nomination papers of his opponent on October 22nd, 2020 at the Ntungamo Electoral Commission offices and found that he completed his Bachelors of Law degree under mature age entry in 2019, a year after completing his Uganda Certificate of Education (O’Level) in 2018 from Entebbe secondary school.
This Nuwagaba says would suggest that Nkwasiibwe studied his O’level and the university Law course concurrently which is not practically possible.
He faults the returning officer for failing in his responsibility to inspect Nkwasibwe’s academic transcripts.
He also wonders how the National Council of Higher Education equates Nkwasibwe’s senior 4 academic result slip without a verified Ordinary certificate from Uganda National Examinations Board.
He contends that all the academic documents that Nkwasibwe presented for his nomination to the Electoral Commission are questionable and require thorough scrutiny.
Our efforts to reach out to Nkwasibwe were fruitless.