NRM’s Katongole sued over fake papers


Singh Katongole

Rubaga North MP aspirant, Singh Katongole, has been dragged to court for allegedly presenting forged academic papers.

Tom Nsamba, an NRM member hailing from Rubaga North constituency recorded a case at Mengo Magistrates court, suing the ruling party as well for nominating Katongole basing on fake documents.

According to Nsamba, Katongole presented a forged ‘A’ level transcript to the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Tanga Odoi, which means “he doesn’t qualify to contest in the forthcoming NRM Primaries”.

According to New Vision, Nsamba through his lawyers Wetaka, Kibirango & Co. Advocates, petitioned the Tanga on September 14, 2015, but to date no action has been taken as Katongole’s nomination still stands.

Nsamba has thus resolved to take NRM to court for failing to properly analyse Katongole’s documents and nominating him when he does not qualify to be nominated.

“The NRM Electoral Commission has deliberately failed to withdraw Katongole’s nomination upon notice of lack of academic papers,” New Vision quotes Nsamba’s plaint as reading.

According to Nsamba, Tanga has failed to adhere to the party regulations or else he should declare Katongole ineligible to stand as Member of Parliament or nullify his nomination.

At the start of September, the ruling party EC said it had received 55 fake documents presented by its aspirants.

Among the big names pinned on NRM noticeboard was State Minister for Gender and Cultural Affairs, Ms Rukia Nakadama, Luweero LC5 chairman Abdul Nadduli, Lwengo NRM chairperson Muyanja Mbabali, and Kibuku MP Saleh Kamba.

Last month, Tanga said he had received at least 26 petitions against aspirants seeking to contest in the upcoming party primaries and 2016 elections.

22 of the petitions had issues of fake academic papers while the other four were about public servants who picked nominations before resigning their offices.

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