Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and Presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine on Monday accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of applying double standards when it failed to produce certified copies of academic papers of President Museveni.
“The Electoral Commission which took a few days to release my academic documents is now speaking in tongues when it comes to Gen. Museveni’s documents. The Emperor is naked,” Bobi Wine posted on his social media platforms.
Bobi Wine had previously written to the Electoral Commission expressing doubt as to whether the academic documents presented by Mr Museveni for purposes of nomination for the office of the President in the 2016 general election were verified as required by the law.
He also used the same letter in expression of doubt regarding the propriety of President Museveni’s nomination, generally as a presidential candidate for the elections of 2016.
The Electoral Commission has declined to release President Museveni’s academic documents as requested for by lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi who subscribes to Robert Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform (NUP).
The fuss started after lawyer Male Mabirizi asked for Bobi Wine’s academic documents that the election body released before he went to court to contest a disparity in Kyagulanyi’s age and authenticity of his academic documents.
Mabirizi raised a couple of issues in his petition among which he contends that there is no way Bobi Wine who claims to be 38 years old could have finished his Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in 1998.
The UACE is the minimum requirement for one to run for president.
“I should not be blamed for always being extraordinary. People who I went to school with know that I did not study all classes. For instance, I did Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) when I was in Primary Six and I passed to enter Senior One,” Bobi Wine responded.