Following the disqualification of Democratic Party (DP) candidate Beatrice Kayanja from contesting for the Kampala Lord Mayor Seat as she was not in the voter’s data system, renowned dramatist, Charles James Ssenkubuge has decided to fill up the void.
Ssenkubuge has declared his intentions to stand for the position on DP ticket. And he is set to be nominated today at 2pm at the Electoral Commission offices in Ntinda.
The veteran dramatist is making a second try in politics as in 2001 he stood for President before opting out citing insecurity on his person.
Ssenkubuge has been at heart of Uganda’s theatre for about three decades. He has also been in the media business as he hosted one of the famous local morning show called Binsangawano on Bukoto based Radio Simba. He’s currently working at Salt Media, a Christian radio and television owned by controversial Pastor Bugingo. The Kampala Lord Mayor race has several confirmed candidates that included; incumbent Erias Lukwago (FDC), Nabilah Sempala (NUP), Isaac Ssendagire, Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon (independent), Innocent Kawooya (independent), Daniel Kazibwe, better known as Ragga Dee (NRM) and Ben Lule Ssentamu (independent).