Just a few days after National Unity Platform declaring Hon. Latif Ssebagala as its Kampala Lord Mayor flag bearer, Latif has quit the race.
While addressing the press at his office, Latif who pledged to continue supporting his party President Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi said that there’s need to maintain unity in the opposition.
“I remain a member of National Unity Platform (NUP) and will still give my support to Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi for presidency,” said Latif
Latif’s announcement comes amidst a lot of criticism from the Kampala Lord Mayor aspirant Jose Chameleone who was dropped by the party.
In a video that went viral, Chameleone questioned what new thing Latif was going to do in Kampala and why NUP meant for the young generation would hand over its party ticket to a political veteran.
However according to a reliable source, Latif quit the race because he didn’t see any reason why he would stand against the incumbent Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who is also the Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer for the same post come 2021.
Latif is the Kawempe North Member of Parliament, a post which he has held since 2001. The question whether he will be running for the same position is yet to be answered since he said that he will be announcing his next move.