Lawyer Male Mabirizi has said Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine is unfit to stand for presidency since he lied about his age.
Mabirizi recently petitioned the Electoral Commission seeking to be availed with the academic documents for Kyadondo East MP and National Unity Platform leader.
On Friday, the lawyer unveiled the academic documents availed to him by the Electoral Commission in which he said Bobi Wine lied about his age.
“I was availed with all documents presented by Bobi Wine to EC in 2017 Kyadondo East by-election and I discovered dishonesty on his side. He was not born in 1982 as he claims because the Makerere University transcript shows that he was born on February 12, 1980,”Mabirizi told journalists.
“This is something big for someone who wants to stand for presidency to be dishonest. We can’t allow our country be ruled by someone who is not transparent.”
The lawyer told journalists that he would institute a private prosecution against Kyagulanyi to ensure he doesn’t appear on the 2021 ballot paper noting that he will not allow the Director of Public Prosecution take over the case.
The Constitution under Articles 102 and 80 states that a person is not qualified for election as president if he or she has been convicted by a competent court of an offence involving dishonesty whereas the Penal Code under section 115 of the Act and section 76 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 criminalise giving false information.
Mabirizi told journalists on Friday that he has written to the National Identification and Registration Authority for documents that indicate Bobi Wine’s date of birth while applying for a national ID.
He added that the case will be filed in court as soon as he gets evidence.
Failed maths, General Paper
Mabirizi also told journalists that having failed mathematics at O-level and General Paper at the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education exams, Kyagulanyi is not fit to lead the country.
“Hon Kyagulanyi failed Mathematics at O-level with F9 hence casting doubt in his ability to steer the country. He failed GP at A ‘Level, no wonder his inability to articulate policy issues for the country.”
The lawyer said after getting all the necessary evidence in form of documents from NIRA, he would then go ahead to block Bobi Wine’s nomination by the Electoral Commission.
Whereas he risks being seen and categorised by many, especially Kyagulanyi’s fanatics as one meant to curtail his fast-rising political career, especially his 2021 presidential bid, Mabirizi said naysayers won’t stop him from doing the right thing.
The development came on the same day Kyagulanyi was nominated as the sole candidate for the National Unity Platform party in the forthcoming 2021 presidential elections.