The opposition Forum for Democratic Change party has asked members of the National Unity Platform party Electoral management committee to decline and reject Nabillah Naggayi’s nomination papers for the position of Kampala Lord Mayor.
According to the FDC, Nabillah is unreliable and an indecisive person whose politics does not apply in the present day context. By Friday last week when the NUP asked interested members to apply for the vacant Lord Mayor seat, two individuals, a one Ssuudi and incumbent Kampala woman MP Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala had applied for the flag.
The FDC mouthpiece Ssemujju Nganda who spoke to one of the media houses commented on Nabillah’s political migration. He said, “We wish honourable Nabillah all the best but if she keeps playing politics the way she has been doing in FDC, then I want to feel sorry for NUP.” Nganda urged NUP to draw interest in Nabillah’s political conduct. “If Nabillah chances the way she plays politics, she can he a very good politician. But I’d she doesn’t, then NUP should be careful,” he warned.
Nabillah’s fall out with the FDC sparked in 2017 when the legislator ceased attending party conferences and activities in Najjanankumbi. Suspicions intensified when she smartly dodged the 2017 age limit debate and even declined to take part in the voting as she was miles away in the US attending a diplomatic trip. The FDC has since then accused Nabillah of double sidedness and hobnobbing with the NRM government.
In July this year, Nabillah’s efforts to pick nominations for the Lord Mayor position were frustrated by the FDC party chairperson, Mr. Toterebuka who declined to nominate her on grounds that she had submitted past the deadline. In controversial events however, a new catch, Erias Lukwago whi arrived a month later to the party was successfully nominated for the position that was denied to Nabillah. She has since shifted her goal posts to the NUP where she saw an opportunity when her inlaw, Latiff Ssebaggala Ssengendo withdrew from the race. By the end of last week, social media was awash with posters of Nabillah in the NUP vying for the Lord mayor seat. The NUP electoral commission verified the reports and confirmed that Nabillah had expressed interests for the flag.