NRM To Sue UNEB Over Lost Parliamentary Seats

The Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi has threatened to drag the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) to court over the high number of its MPs being thrown out of the house.

Addressing journalist at the party Secretariat this morning, Dr. Odoi said 9 of the NRM members have so far been thrown out of the house over lack of academic qualifications, yet their papers where approved by UNEB and National Council for High Education.

He says the image of the NRM electoral body has been tarnished as many members of the public have accused him of taking bribes from members to be nominated with fake papers.

Relatedly, a petition challenging the election of Henry Makumbi Kamya as MP representing Mityana South constituency has been re-allocated to another Judge.

The case file has been given to Justice Joseph Murangira to hear and determine.

This part-heard petition was forwarded back to the High Court Deputy Registrar after presiding Judge Vincent Okwanga stepped down.

Okwanga excused himself from hearing this petition citing lack seriousness of the respondent’s lawyers yet he was given a specific time frame within which to handle these petitions.

Kamya’s political rival DP’s Richard Lumu wants court to nullify his victory saying he committed several electoral offences which affected the outcome of the election in a substantial manner and that he is not a voter of the said constituency.

Justice Murangira has now summoned both parties to appear tomorrow for a pre-hearing session.

Story By Damali Mukhaye