National Unity Platform flag bearer for the Kampala Lord Mayoral seat Latif Ssebagala has stepped down from the race, citing the need to maintain unity for the good of the opposition.
“I remain a member of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and will still give all my support to Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu for the presidency,” Ssebagala said on Tuesday.
“I have taken this decision to withdraw from the Mayoral race for Kampala for the best interest of the opposition in Kampala and also given the fact that we have many conflicting interests in NUP,” he added.
He said many supporters within the party are supporting different candidates of course this may cost “us and that is why I have taken this decision”.
He apologised to the party and all Ugandan who had put trust in him.
Ssebaggala resignation comes two days after NUP announced him as the party candidate against current Lord Mayor and Forum for Democratic Change Strongman Erias Lukwago.
NUP vetting committee in leaked vetting assessment forms documents that the party has since found Ssebaggala more suitable for the race of Kampala mayoral race compared to popular musician Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone.