NRM parliamentary candidate for Ntoroko County disqualified over faking nationality

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Gerald Rwemulikya Ibanda

The Electoral Commission has disqualified Ntoroko County constituency seat Member of Parliament contestant, Gerald Rwemulikya Ibanda over fake nationality. Gerald holds a birth certificate of DR Congo as well as passport and national ID of the same nation. He was also found in possession of Ugandan National identity card which he had no qualification for it. The letter of disqualification was sent to Mr Gerald Rwemulikya and copied to his lawyers and District Returning Officer of Ntoroko district.

Gerald Rwemulikya Ibanda

Gerald Rwemulikya Ibanda

Electoral Commission (EC) Spokesperson Jotham Taremwa confirmed the disqualification of Mr Gerald and said he was no longer legitimate to take part in Thursday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

The letter disqualifying Gerald

The letter disqualifying Gerald

Though he had won the incumbent Martin Bahinduka in the NRM primaries, the EC cited section 4(1) (9) of the parliamentary Elections Act No. 17 of the 2005 (as amended) in regard to his citizenship. “He is not Ugandan, I confirm that he was lawfully disqualified,” Jotham Taremwa, the EC Spokesperson told this website. The Electoral Commission in a letter dated February 15 2016 written to the Rwemulikya’s lawyers of Owen Murangira and Company Advocates and copied to the Ntoroko district Returning officer, sought to disqualify Ibanda from the race.

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