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Tanga Odoi: UNEB, UNCHE to Blame for Ejected NRM Members

Dr. Tanga Odoi speaking to press at NRM EC offices yesterday

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission (EC) Chairman, medicine http://civicgentledentalcare.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php Dr. Tanga Odoi has blamed the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE) for verifying false academic documents that has caused a couple of party Candidates to be ejected out of Parliament.

Dr. Tanga also blamed the media at a press conference he called at the NRM EC headquarters in Kampala, thumb http://crcpallc.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/tmpl/tag.php for criticizing only his commission and turning a blind eye on the two bodies.

“The media together with the public is rife with talk concerning the current court petitions against MPs, stuff particularly NRM MPs; the argument is that the NRM EC unscrupulously allowed these candidates who lost court cases to stand in the party primaries,” Tanga said.

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Tanga noted that the NRM EC has neither the mandate nor the capacity to verify candidates’ academic credentials and that the onus of verification lies squarely in the hands of the Ministry of Education, specifically the UNCHE and UNEB.

During the party primaries, he said, the party electoral commission set up a team of competent members to help in the verification process but was stopped by a hard letter from UNEB barring the team from interfering.

“It is therefore not only a glaring falsehood but also a rumor intended to tarnish the hard-earned good image of the NRM EC to say that we verified candidates’ academic documents; NRM EC either accepted or declined to nominate candidates upon advice by the Council.”

Tanga added that if the NRM EC is blamed, the National Electoral Commission should also be put to task since the same candidates also went through the commission and were cleared.

“Other than turning the guns on the NRM EC, focus should be put on the candidates themselves on how they declared verified false documents.”

He however noted that the party has also won more cases than lost with a total of 11 cases lost and 24 cases won in Court.

 

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