Lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi, has written to the Electoral Commission (E.C) demanding to see the academic documents used by the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, for nomination as Presidential candidate previously.
Nkunyingi’s action is in reaction to a demand by lawyer Male Mabirizi for the academic records of 2021 presidential aspirant and MP Kyaddondo East, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.
In response, the office of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) National Chairman in Kyambogo has pledged to provide President Museveni’s certified academic credentials to whoever needs them urging that his academic papers are a public record which can be accessed by anyone.
“NRM National Chairman Museveni’s academic papers are a public record which can be accessed by anyone. There is nothing to hide since he has used them consistently ever since he began his journey in public service and national leadership. Anyone can go to any school or Government agency and the records with correspond,” reads the statement posted on the office’s official website.
“His private political office (Office of the National Chairman) at Kyambogo can also provide certified copies to whoever needs them.”
However, they also faulted Nkunyingi for trying to use the legal excuse to cover up the inadequacies of the National Unity Platform (NUP) leader so as to divert public attention from the original concern in regard to his credentials with conflicting dates of birth and other inconsistencies, the details of which had shocked sections of the public and have cast more doubt on his suitability for leadership.
The statement adds that “If Kyagulanyi fails to answer to these queries, he should apologise to Ugandans and retreat from public life in shame.”
The President’s public statement will be interpreted to be an admission for a challenge that Muwada might have aimed for which could mount more pressure on People Power who have since opted to remain tight lipped thus raising uncertainties over Bobi Wine’s Presidential bid next year.