Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has tasked the Electoral Commission and the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) to use the same urgency they used in releasing his academic documents and settle the question surrounding President Museveni’s academic qualifications.
Last week, city lawyer Male Mabirizi wrote to the EC, asking for Kyagulanyi’s academic qualifications, and these were released almost instantly.
Another lawyer, Nkunyinji Muwada wrote to the same EC days later, this time demanding for President Museveni’s documents that he used in 2016 but the Electoral Commission has not responded.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Kyagulanyi said if the EC and UNEB claim to be independent, let them use that same urgency and release President Museveni’s academic documents to the lawyers who asked for them.
Kyagulanyi said, “I am aware that several lawyers have written to the Electoral Commission regarding the academic papers of President Museveni, his wife and several NRM ministers. You’ve already taken much longer time to respond to their request than the time you took to release my academic papers,”
“I am challenging you to release them with the same urgency since you claim to be acting independently and with in the law.”
Kyagulanyi said that Ugandans want to be sure, if indeed, President Museveni has the academic qualifications that he claims to have.
“They want to be sure, that he was born at the time he claims to have been born,” Kyagulanyi said.
Museveni has severally said that he is not sure of the exact year he was born although years ago, he settled for 1944 as his birth date.