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AG Advises Commission To Allow Ssebagereka To Contest

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st June 2001 03:00 AM

THE Attorney General, Bart Katurebe, has advised the Electoral Commission to revisit the decision to disqualify Victoria Ssebagereka from vying for the Kayunga women parliamentary seat.

THE Attorney General, Bart Katurebe, has advised the Electoral Commission to revisit the decision to disqualify Victoria Ssebagereka from vying for the Kayunga women parliamentary seat.

By John Eremu THE Attorney General, Bart Katurebe, has advised the Electoral Commission to revisit the decision to disqualify Victoria Ssebagereka from vying for the Kayunga women parliamentary seat. Katurebe, in a legal opinion to the commission chairman, Aziz Kasujja, said Sebagereka should be allowed to contest if the only ground for disqualifying her was lack of the required academic qualifications. The women parliamentary elections are slated for today. Ssebagereka's disqualification made her opponent, Florence Nakkonde Ssegujja, to be declared elected unopposed. However, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), in a belated June 4, letter to Kasujja, said Ssebagereka's diploma in secretarial studies from Strathmore, Kenya, was equivalent to an A-Level certificate, the minimum academic qualification required for parliamentary candidates. Basing on the UNEB letter, Katurebe wrote to Kasujja saying the commission could legally revisit the issue if it has ascertained the truth. However, Kasujja in a June 12, reply advised Ssebagereka to go to court saying she did not submit the diploma on nomination day. Ends

AG Advises Commission To Allow Ssebagereka To Contest

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