Court has dismissed a petition challenging the academic qualification of the Jinja Municipality East Constituency NRM flag bearer Nathan Igeme Nabeta.
The case was filed last year by the incumbent MP and FDC flag bearer Paul Mwiru.
Nabeta was jointly sued with the National Council for Higher Education(NCHE) and Uganda national Examination Board(UNEB).
The National Council for Higher Education and UNEB are said to have issued the equivalent of an advanced level certificate to Nabeta after presenting certificates and Bachelor of Science in international business he obtained from Oklahoma University in California -USA.
In his petition, Mwiru wanted court to compel the council and UNEB to cancel the certificate issued to Nabeta and also order Electoral Commission to nullify his nomination.
However the Jinja High Court Resident Judge Patricia Basaza said court had no powers to reject documents approved by the line bodies.
Story By Abubaker Kirunda