Nelson Lufafa's NRM Primaries Candidature Hangs in Balance


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Nelson Lufafas candidature in the National Resistance Movement NRM flag bearer for Butembe constituency in Jinja is hanging in balance.

Nelson Lufafa's candidature in the National Resistance Movement - NRM flag bearer for Butembe Constituency in Jinja is hanging in balance ahead of the Monday NRM Parliamentary primaries elections.
The Party's Electoral Commission has not officially communicated to him whether he can still contest in the primaries following a controversy over his academic qualifications.
Michael Kasede, Jinja district NRM administrator says Lufafa, who is contesting for the Butembe constituency NRM flag bearer was disqualified for not having the right academic papers by Dr. Tanga Odoi one month ago.
He says no official communication concerning Lufafa's eligibility to stand for NRM flag bearer for Butembe constituency has been communicated after Lufafa dragged the NRM electoral commission to court.
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In September Nelson Lufafa, through his Lawyer Alex Luganda sued the NRM electoral commission led by Dr. Tango Odoi, challenging the Commission's decision to disqualify him from contesting over academic papers.
Jinja High Court advised the NRM electoral commission and Nelson Lufafa to settle the matter out of court. No Communication has been made in compliance with the court advise.   

Nelson Lufafa is contesting against Lands Minister Daudi Migereko.
The NRM electoral Commission nullified  Lufafa from the race after a petition by Vincent Muganwa challenging  how he obtained his Advanced level certificate.
Muganwa said Lufafa's ordinary level results would not qualify him to join Advanced Level education and to obtain the Uganda Advanced Certificate Education -UACE.
According to Nelson Lufafa, he studied at Mbale High in 1997 and later UACE at Gateway High school Muguluka, Jinja district last year.

He says he has been witch hunted, blackmailed by the incumbent Migereko and now the NRM party is frustrating him and his supporters.
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Daudi Migereko is likely to tussle it out with John Banalaya,a teacher by profession if the NRM electoral Commissions insists on its stand on Nelson Lufafa.