Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes. But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.
Lwengo District Woman MP Cissy Dionizia Namujju, whose nomination is challenged on accademic grounds
The questionable academic qualifications are still haunting Lwengo
District Woman Member of Parliament Cissy Dionozia Namujju, threatening her ambitions for re-election in the 2021 general elections.
Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo
Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr
Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes. But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.
Nkonge is seeking to block Namujju’s nomination by the
National Electoral Commission, arguing that she lacks the minimum academic qualifications
for a Member of Parliament. The law requires all persons contesting for parliamentary seats to have an A'level certificate or its equivalent.
The same academic documents were challenged in 2016. While the High Court presided over by Justice Margret Tibulya convicted Namujju of forgery and accordingly nullified her
the election on academic grounds, the Court of Appeal cleared Namujju
of forgery of academic papers.
argued that the appellant’s judgement was based on
technicalities which do not exonerate Namujju. Now, the Masaka High Court Judge Victoria Kavuma has set
Wednesday, October 14, for the hearing of the petition.
However, Namujju has blamed are woes to political intrigue. She indicates that through her laws, she has also asked
court dismiss the petition arguing that it does not hold any legal substance.
Similarly, Masaka High Court will on Monday rule on a
petition challenging the nomination of incumbent Bukomansimbi North MP Ruth
Katushabe as the official NRM flag bearer who is accused of falsifying party
primary elections results.
Iddi Lubyayi Kisiki, whose victory in the NRM primaries was
overturned by the party tribunal in favour of Katushabe also went to court
arguing that the respondent manufactured results from nonexistent villages upon
which the tribunal based its decision and irregularly granted her the party
flag to contest in the general election.