The former Mayor of Kampala City, Nasser Ntege Sebaggala has joined the National Unity Platform (NUP), a political party belonging to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his accomplices.
On Tuesday, Kyagulanyi who doubles as the Principal of People Power a political pressure group launched NUP Party membership cards costing Shs 1000 each. According to Kyagulanyi, the money will facilitate party activities.
Mr. Sebaggala registered and picked his membership card earlier today. “Am now a true member of the NUP Party and happy to be part of the group initiating to change leadership in the country.” He said
Earlier this month, he picked Nomination Forms vying for Kampala City Mayorship position under the People Power.
Who is Nasser Ntege Sebaggala?
Following the expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin in 1972, Nasser Sebaggala acquired a supermarket called UGANTICO on Nkrumah road the lower entrance to current CHAM towers, an electronics and clothes store on Kampala Road, the main thoroughfare in Kampala.
His business interests grew over time. In 1998, he began his political career by running for the position of Mayor of Kampala. Ostensibly a member of the Democratic Party, Sebaggala won the first direct elections for mayor of Kampala in 1998, beating two government-sponsored candidates.
However, he was arrested in the United States two months later, in June 1998, on eight counts of fraud and lying to U.S. customs officials. In February 1999, he received a 15-month sentence but was paroled in December 1999. He returned to Kampala in February 2000 to a warm welcome and considered a bid in the 2001 presidential elections.
In mid-December 2005, he broke with the Democratic Party (DP), after he came third in the party presidential primaries, which was won by Ssebaana Kizito, and registered himself as an independent. A week later, he reversed himself, withdrawing his candidacy and announcing his support for Kizito.
When he lost the Democratic Party nominations to Norbert Mao in 2010, he quit the DP and formed his own party, Liberal Democratic Party that he registered in 2010.