Kampala. When court ejected Rubaga North MP, Singh Katongole from the 9th Parliament over lack of valid academic documents, he rushed back to school.
He says he wanted to clean his name and prepare for 2021 polls.
In 2015, Civil Court registrar Festo Nsenga issued an order, restraining the NRM’s electoral commission from presenting Mr Katongole as its flag bearer for a parliamentary seat.
This followed an application filed by Mr Brian Tinyebwa, who lost to Mr Katongole during the NRM party primaries.
However, Mr Katongole can now smile after scoring 13 points in the just released 2016 UACE results from Golden SS in Lungujja.
“When I missed out on the opportunity to go to Parliament as a party flag bearer, I decided to go back to school. This thing haunted me and at first, I couldn’t understand what was happening but later I came to my senses and decided to enroll, just to prepare for 2021 elections,” said Mr Katongole.
“I want to go to Makerere University to study Political Science. I will then go back to my constituents of Rubaga North to ask for votes to in 2021,” he added.
Mr Katongole, owes his success to God, his commitment, teachers’ counselling and guidance, hard work and discipline while at school.
He told Daily Monitor that he went to a school in his neighbourhood such that he would invite teachers from the school to teach him at home.
“I urge all people out there who do not have academic papers to go back to school. It’s never late to study,” said Mr Katongole.