Former Kampala Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala, has politically prostituted himself back to the ruling party, NRM.
Better known as Seya, the former presidential advisor was welcomed back into the party by the NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba, on Monday at the Namboole delegates conference.
In January 2015, Seya announced his resignation as presidential advisor saying he could no longer serve under the dictatorship of President Yoweri Museveni.
“I will now direct my energies in the struggle for freedom, democracy and good governance,” he said.
In April 2015, Under his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Seya teamed up with the Free Uganda Chairman, General David Sejusa, and his diaspora allies to form another platform whose mandate was specifically to “rescue Uganda”.
Dubbed Platform to Rescue Uganda (PRU) and coordinated by Sejusa, Ssebaggala would serve as the new (Liberal Democratic Transparency – LDT) Head, Mobilisation Committee of the pressure group.
Returns to NRM
Many say they were not surprised today when Seya alongside Polly Mugoya, ex-Sironko FDC chairman and former Vice President, Gilbert Bukenya, were welcomed into the ruling party.
There are reports that President Museveni even proposed Bukenya and Ssebaggala’s names to sit on the Central Executive Committee [CEC].
While introducing him, Museveni said Ssebagala had gone to do reconnaissance but “found nothing there [in opposition]”.
“So he [Ssebagala] has come home.”
Sebaggala, also a businessman, was an independent presidential candidate in the 2006 Ugandan general election before dropping out and joining the Kampala Mayoral race.
He was the Mayor of the City of Kampala from 2006 to 2011.
He was succeeded by Erias Lukwago as Lord Mayor in the same year.
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.