The Isingiro north FDC party flag bearer Nicholas Atuhairwe has petitioned the National Electoral Commission contesting the nomination of animal husbandry minister Bright Rwamirama over his academic papers.
Atuhairwe told Mbarara City News that he inspected the nomination papers his opponent submitted to electoral commission and found out some irregularities.
“Our petition against Bright Kanyontore Rwamirama has been submitted to Electoral commission, we must liberate our people in all ways, soon we shall be invited for hearing,” Nicholas Atuhairwe can be quoted
He added that Rwamirama has three different sets of names that feature on the voter register and on his certificates; a difference which he says presents a possible case of forgery.
According to Atuhairwe, at the time of his nomination, Rwamirama submitted to the commission certificates with different names. He explains that on his ‘0’ level certificate, he is Rwamirama Bright while on the ‘A’ level certificate, he is Rwamirama K. Bright and on the National Identity Card, the name is Rwamirama Bright Kanyontore.
It is this inconsistency that Atuhairwe presented as evidence of a lack of authenticity in Rwamirama’s credentials.
Atuhairwe says that Rwamirama has never sworn an affidavit to confirm his right name and that his current identity is hidden in three different personalities. He wants the electoral commission to disqualify Rwamirama Bright Kanyontore’s candidature.
Efforts to get Minister Rwamirama on his number 0772501419 were futile as our repeated calls were unanswered.