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We Are Not to Blame for MP’s Academic Paper Mess-Tanga Odoi


Dr. Tanga Odoi, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party Electoral Commission chairperson, says they are not to blame for the legislators who have been thrown out of parliament for lack of academic qualifications.
Several NRM legislators have been thrown out of parliament after their academic qualifications were found wanting.
Some of the affected legislators include Peter Ssematimba, Busiro South Constituency, Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi, Lugazi Municipality, Edward Ssembatya, Katikamu South, Charles Okello Engola, Oyam North and Rehema Watongola, Kamuli Municipality.
Following the court decisions throwing out the legislators, a number of people turned their guns against the NRM Electoral Commission for doing a shoddy job to scrutinize the candidates.
In the run up to the NRM primaries, the party EC asked all aspirants to pay 540,000 Shillings on top of their nomination fees for the verification of their papers.
Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairperson, says it wasn’t their responsibility to verify and certify academic qualifications of candidates.

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