Ex-Museveni advisor Seya picks forms


Seya is standing for president in 2016

Former presidential advisor, Nasser Ntege Sebaggala, has Friday morning picked 2016 presidential nomination forms from the Electoral Commission headquarters along Jinja road.

In April 2015, Seya teamed up with Free Uganda Chairman, General David Sejusa, and his diaspora allies to form “Platform to Rescue Uganda (PRU)” mandated to rescue Uganda from President Yoweri Museveni’s “dictatorship”.

Ssebaggala, is the (Liberal Democratic Transparency – LDT) Head, Mobilisation Committee of the pressure group.

While resigning his position as Presidential advisor back in January 2015, Ssebagala also former Kampala Mayor said he could “no longer serve under the dictatorship of Museveni”.

Saying matters of democratic governance were getting worse, Ssebagala promised to direct his energies in the struggle for freedom, democracy and good governance.

He was sorry for “accepting to be lured into joining the “dictatorial government” of President Museveni”.

Ssebaggala, also a businessman, was an independent presidential candidate in the 2006 Ugandan general election before dropping out and joining the Kampala Mayoral race (serving from 2006 to 2011).

We are told he intends to use Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to win majority seats in Parliament come 2016.

Today morning, Seya graced the EC offices and was handed nomination forms, according to EC spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa.

Ssebaggala becomes the 22nd aspirant to pick the forms from the Electoral Commission.


Seya promised to fight poverty among Ugandans saying the method of work is the problem.

He promised to re-introduce vocational training so as to give people life skills.

“I will change the education system from theoretical to practical. I want to change the system from white collar job to blue collar job,” Seya said.

He also promised land reforms to boost agriculture and increase household incomes.

In 2006, Ssebaggala contested as an independent presidential candidate before dropping out and joining the mayoral race which he won.

He served as Kampala Lord Mayor between 2006 and 2011 when he was replaced by Erias Lukwago.

President Museveni, in August 2012, appointed Ssebaggala Senior Presidential advisor special duties.

The appointment came after the former Mayor missed out on becoming a minister on account of questionable academic papers.

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