Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of applying double standards for failure to produce President Museveni’s academic documents.
Following a request by lawyer Nkunyingi Muwadda requesting for copies of Museveni’s certified academic documents, the Electoral Commission responded saying the documents used in the 2016 nomination don’t require any further verification.
However, Kyagulanyi accused the electoral body of speaking in tongues when it comes to the 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 said in a facebook post.
“The partiality of an Electoral Commission which claims to be independent yet again lies bare for all to see.”
The presidential aspirant explained that the law does not empower any government body to determine the legality of the reasons given for demand of public documents.
He insisted that the Electoral Commission is conflicted on this matter.
The Electoral Commission in a very clear indication of bias has taken it upon themselves not to release Gen. Museveni’s papers giving flimsy reasons. Even a child can see that they are embarrassed or scared of releasing the documents.”
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 Mulekwah said 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,” Mulekwah said.