The musician scored F9 in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST. However, he told URN that his results could have been purposely altered to disorganize" him and edge him out of contesting for a Parliamentary seat in 2021.
Bosmic Otim [middle] being led away by police officers at Gulu Main Market where he and his team from people power pressure group had been addressing residents on June 4 2019. Photo By Julius Ocungi
Ambitions by popular Northern Uganda
musician Bosmic Otim to contest for a parliamentary seat could have been dented
by his failure to obtain the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education in last year’s
Persons contesting for
Parliamentary seats are required to have the certificate, granted upon
obtaining principal and/or subsidiary passes at A’ level.
But Bosmic Otim, who was among
the 50 students who sat for UACE from Gulu Hall Centre hosted at St Joseph’s
College Layibi in Gulu municipality did not score a single pass, according to
results released by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB.
The musician’s results under the
names of Otim Bosmic Joyce, index number U0226/507 indicate that he scored F9
in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST. However, he
told URN that his results could have been purposely altered to
disorganize" him and edge him out of contesting for a seat in 2021.
"A lot of concerns were
raised since I joined the National Resistance Movement party. The top shots
will act from up and sabotage me. Some two months ago, those same politicians
looked for my index number and I believe this is what they have done, this is open
malice,” Otim told URN.
He added that he prepared well
and participated in all the exams adding the outcome of the results has not
demoralized his ambition.
Otim who had earlier been a
vibrant mobilizer of the People Power movement in Acholi sub region was reportedly
considering to contest for the Kitgum municipality Parliamentary seat now
occupied by Beatrice Atim Anywar, the State Minister for environment.
However, he recently fell out
with the pressure group alleging that the people power leadership was never
supportive to his struggles in the region.
Some 1,433 failed to obtain any
principle pass in last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examination (UACE)
according to statistics released yesterday.