Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Electoral Commission seeking to be availed with the academic documents for Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
In his petition to the EC dated August 10, Mabirizi requested for the certified academic copies of the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament.
“I address you in my capacity as a civically active Uganda well aware of your constitutional duty as elaborated under Article 61(1) (d) of the Constitution to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in Uganda and you indeed held a bye-election in Kyadondo East bye-election where Robert Kyagulanyi participated as a candidate and declared winner and now a sitting Member of Parliament,” Mabirizi said in his petition.
Mabilizi claims that Bobi Wine does not have the required minimum qualifications for being MP.
“Section 4(3)( C) of the Parliamentary Elections Act ,2005 provides that a person is qualified to be an MP if that person has completed a minimum formal education of Advanced level standard or its equivalent, qualifications,” Mabirizi says.
He adds, “The required documents are required to satisfy my doubts that the said Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu possesses the said qualifications given that as per his details, available at the parliamentary website, he was born in 1982 and sat A- level in 1998. The peculiarity about this is that if the birth year is true, he sat A-level at 16 years, O-level at 13 years PLE at nine years and joined primary one at two years.”