NRM EC Clears Nadduli For Primaries

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The NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi says Abdul Naddulis papers are genuine, and the petition was based on malice.

The National Resistance Movement Electoral Commission has cleared Luweero LC 5 Chairman Abdul Nadduli to contest in party primaries. This follows a petition by a voter contesting Nadduli's academic papers that have now been cleared.

The petitioner accused Nadduli of not possessing O' level certificate and forging senior six equivalents.

The petitioner claimed that Nadduli was admitted and acquired a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Bugema University on the basis of fake papers. The cited papers were a diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Management and Business Skills Institute, Kampala and another diploma in Public Administration from Oregon University in US.

However on Tuesday, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi told URN that Nadduli's papers were scrutinized and found to be genuine. Odoi added that a petition which challenged Nadduli's papers was based on malice and lacked evidence to form a basis of his disqualification.

Odoi added that the party EC is contented with papers submitted by Nadduli and he is free to contest in NRM Primaries.

On learning that NRM Electoral Commission has cleared his papers, Nadduli said there is character assassination engineered by his rivals to defeat him in primaries.

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Abdul Nadduli is seeking for NRM party ticket for Luweero LC 5 chairperson seat. Nadduli who is the incumbent is being challenged by Ronald Ndawula and Imran Mukiibi. Nadduli is also contesting for NRM vice chairman - Central region.
Fellow aspirant Ronald Ndawula couldn't deny or admit backing the petition, but welcomed Nadduli in the primaries where he vowed to defeat him.

Nadduli lost the LC 5 chairperson seat in 2006, after he was disqualified by the Electoral Commission over lack of academic papers. He however bounced back in 2011 with more papers after another failed attempt to challenge them by Ronald Ndawula.


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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.