The National Unity Platform (NUP) flag bearer for the Kampala Lord Mayoral seat Latif Sebaggala has stepped down days after being successfully vetted.
Sebaggala over the weekend was confirmed as the party flag bearer beating singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose chameleon. He was vetted by the Executive Board of the party based on political experience, religion and his loyalty to the Party and its principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
He has stepped out of the race, citing the need to maintain unity among party members and for the good of the opposition to steer the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
“In the best interest of opposition and conflicting interests in NUP and members of NUP supporting other candidates form other political parties, I am stepping down. I remain a member of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and will still give all my support to Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu for the presidency,” he said.
Last week, chameleon protested NUP’s decision to consider Sebaggala as its flag bear in the 2021 mayoral race saying that Lukwago and Latif have had their time holding public office and should prepare to retire with President Yoweri Museveni in 2021. “It is shameful to be competing with my political grandfathers,” he said.
Ssebaggala was set to face off with FDC’s Erias Lukwago and NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee.