The new information compromises the Jubilee party sitting governor, who is in court defending his claim that he acquired a degree at the Kampala University during the said period.
Ugandan Minister Releases Worrying Details on Jubilee Governor
The elected Jubilee governor has a pending case at the Supreme Court.
The Ugandan Department of International Affairs conveyed, in a letter, that there were no records of the governor’s visit to the East African nation that they could present as evidence of his studies there.
“We have established no record of travel into and out of Uganda during the said period…as per the details provided in the letter,” stated the letter signed by Lynette Bridget Boganza, for the Ministry.
Court Case at Supreme Court
The embattled Governor, challenged a ruling by the Court of Appeal and the High Court, which annulled his August 2017 election win in a suit filed at the Supreme Court.
The two lower courts agreed that Governor Mahamud did not possess the necessary qualifications for the position he was elected to.
Former Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi, who challenged the case in court, asked the Supreme Court to uphold the two prior decisions as he seeks to return to the post.
The case will be heard by the full seven-judge bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, Mohamed Ibrahim, J. B. Ojwang’, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung’u and Isaac Lenaola.
The judges also demanded evidence of the governor’s previous employment records, as well as his other academic qualifications for their consideration in the case.
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