Presidential Adviser and former Kampala Mayor Al hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has confirmed that he will stand as Kampala city Lord mayor in the coming by-elections.
“Yes, I am going to contest and my manifesto is already out,” Ssebagala exclusively revealed to the Red Pepper Online edition.
Ssebagala further revealed that he is in talks with the ruling party NRM to make coalition with his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and they front one candidate for Kampala’s top Job.
“I have already sent the letter to the Prime Minister to inform him that am contesting for the mayoral seat and NRM should support me as their candidate,” said Ssebagala.
“I am very confident that NRM will accept my request of working with my party (LDP) because I did a great job when we were campaigning for the president in 2011.”
Seya further revealed that the Sylvia Owori saga proved that he is a real man fit for the Lord Mayor’s seat.
“In Africa, A man is respected when he proves to everyone that he has fathered a child and he is ready to take up full responsibility. I am a real African man,” said Seya.
In his Manifesto, Seya highlights that he will start from where he stopped and he will ensure service delivery is achieved. “I want Kampala to be free from Teargas. This teargas disrupts people who are busy working and even the council loses money when these people fail to work,” said Ssebagala.
“Since I have been working with the president, I have the upper hand when talking and bridging the gap between KCCA and Government. This will lead to efficient service delivery hence developing the city.” The Kampala City lord mayor seat fell vacant after Erias Lukwago was impeached.
Last week, the Electoral Commission’s chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu in the presence of the media announced that the Commission had set April 17 as the date it will conduct by-elections to fill the position of the Kampala City Lord Mayor.
He explained that his move to organize the by-elections came after he was notified through a letter from KCCA that the Lord Mayor’s position had fallen vacant following the impeachment of Mr Lukwago in November last year.