Former Kampala Lord Mayor, Al-Hajj Ntege Ssebagala, says he quit the presidential race to ensure the country remains united.
In November last year, Ssebaggala officially pulled out of the 2016 presidential race in a letter to the electoral commission.
Seya had just been unveiled by President Museveni as having returned to the ruling party, NRM.
Seya, the former presidential advisor was welcomed back into the party by the NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba, 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.
Ssebagala says he stepped down from the presidential race to ensure unity and cooperation in the country.
In an interview with NBS TV’s Simon Kaggwa Njala and Mildred Tuhaise, Seya also spoke on Kampala City Council saying it is governed by the Kampala Capital City Act 2010 which was signed by President Museveni.
“Kampala Capital City Act 2010 establishes and describes the composition of the city’s administrative bodies.”
He, however, refused to disclose what he discussed with incarcerated former coordinator of intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa, who he visited at Luzira prisons recently.
In April 2015, under his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Seya teamed up with the Free Uganda Chairman, Sejusa, and his diaspora allies to form another platform whose mandate was specifically to “rescue Uganda”.
Last month, military court denied General Sejusa bail maintaining that given his rank, at least one of the sureties should have been a general in the army.
His last appearance in court was on February 2, 2016 where he was remanded to Luzira prison.
Prosecution objected to the sureties presented by the defence team.
The sureties included Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor and Dr. Kizito Deo Lukyamuzi, a surgeon at Case Medical Centre.
Colonel Kagoro Asingula, the leader of the prosecution team rejected the sureties, saying they needed someone at the same rank with Sejusa to stand surety for him.
Kagoro also objected to the bail application saying he could meddle in the ongoing investigations related to his trial.
General Sejusa is represented by David Mushabe and human rights lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi.
His hearing will again be on 11th March since investigations are soon completed with.