Lwengo. The NRM chairperson for Lwengo District, Hajj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali, has advised politicians who dropped out of school for various reasons to enrol and avoid embarrassment.
He noted that while it is very challenging to balance books and work, they should do so before it is too late.
“I managed to go back to school in order to acquire the required academic documents,” Hajj Mbabaali said.
He made the remarks while addressing residents of Kikenene and Kiwangala trading centres in Kisekka Sub-county at the weekend.
He said he will retake the Bukoto South parliamentary seat, since he now has the required academic qualifications.
“I knew that some people would not be convinced with the Uganda Certificate of Education alone so I registered for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education at Nsambya Sharing Hall Centre in Kampala which I passed in 2013,” he said.
Hajj Mbabaali added that he later decided to enrol on mature entry at Makerere University in addition to attaining a diploma in Information Technology from Uganda Pentecostal University.
The NRM party last week listed more than 50 aspirants being investigated for various reasons, including lack of academic qualifications, and Hajj Mbabaali is among them.
He, however, criticised those who say he lacks the required credentials to contest for the Bukoto South seat currently occupied by Mr Mathias Nsubuga.
Shortly after the 2011 general election, the High Court in Masaka nullified Hajj Mbabaali’s victory for the Bukoto South constituency on grounds that he lacked minimum academic qualifications. He was also nominated as State minister for Investment, but was rejected by the Parliamentary vetting committee over his academic qualifications.