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Ssematimba Confident on Retaining Busiro Seat

Peter Ssematimba is one of the NRM MPs recently thrown out of Parliament for lack of academic classifications

Embattled Busiro South Member of Parliament, buy http://coastcakes.co.uk/wp-admin/maint/repair.php Pastor Peter Ssematimba has blamed the media for what he termed “poor interpretation” of the High Court ruling which canceled his election for the Parliamentary seat by framing him as uneducated.

Ssematimba told Chimpreports on Tuesday after the 4th sitting of the first session of the 10th Parliament that he is optimistic he will win the appeal that he has filed before the Court of Appeal.

Court on Friday last week nullified Ssematimba’s election, approved http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-content/plugins/ultimate_vc_addons/presets/ultimate_google_maps.php on the request of fellow contender and Democratic Party candidate Steven Ssekigozi, citing lack of education requirements.

Ssekigozi claimed that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) failed to follow the right procedures when it issued a Certificate of Equivalency to Ssematimba before he picked nomination forms. The certificate was later during the trial found with errors hence Court through Justice Lydia Mugambe nullifying his elections.

“The media misinterpreted the Court ruling and later branded me uneducated; the issue is Court ruled that there were errors in the Certificate of Equivalency that was issued to me before my nomination by the National Council for Higher Education but never ruled to nullify by certificate,” Ssematinba explained.

“This led to the cancellation of my nomination and subsequently my election as a Member of Parliament for Busiro South but I am sure we shall win the case before the Court of Appeal because my academic documents are genuine,” Ssematimba said.

He added, “We have gathered all relevant information and copied our appeal to all relevant offices including the Clerk to Parliament, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker; am assuring the public that I have not been degazetted from my position; I am still the MP of Busiro South and will remain until the appeal is determined.”

 

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