The incumbent Kawempe North legislator, Hon. Latiff Ssebaggala has confirmed that he is to return for the position for another term. This follows his bounce back rumours that had enveloped social media for the past two days.

SEE ALSO: MP Latif makes Uturn to Lord Mayor seat as Ssegirinya settles for Kawempe North

NUP unveils MP Nabillah as new Lord Mayoral candidate

Latiff who has occupied the seat since 2001 had made up his mind to leave the position for renowned NUP strongman, Muhammad Ssegirinya and shift all his lenses on the Kampala Lord Mayor seat. In fact, even as per the documents received by the National Unity Platform party committee, Latiff had applied for the Lord Mayor slot which he successfully scooped after outshining his only opponent, Joseph Mayanja alias Dr. Chameleone. His now fallen brother, Al Hajj Nasser Ntegge Ssebaggala (RIP) could not physically show up to be vetted after suffering an intussusception that led to his death a fortnight back.

Latiff who had the flag would later go ahead to arrange a pressed where he announced his exit from the Lord Mayor race just a day or two after had been awarded the NUP flag. The party authorities said only Latiff best knew what had influenced his exit. A replacement process was then initiated and it attrracted the incumbent Kampala woman MP, Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala who apparently holds the NUP Lord Mayor flag.

In a twist of events after the NUP had declared Muhammad Ssegirinya the legitimate flag bearer for Kawempe North, incumbent Latiff confirms that he is to make a mega return to the same constituency. His decision has attracted criticism from NUP supporters who deem it a betrayal to the cause. “We will not attack him for his decision. He is our comrade but he would have at least kowtowed to the party resolve,” one of the NUP committee members tells this site but declines to be named. “His return will affect our calculations. It gives the enemy a chance to bank on our divisions and get grip of the constituency. We will engage Latiff and find out how to harmonise,” he adds.

Earlier, this very year like we reported, Latiff Ssebaggala announced publicly that he would not be defending his seat as he had shifted his eyes to the Lord Mayor seat currently occupied by FDC’s Erias Lukwago. This announcement was music to the ears of Muhammad Ssegirinya who deemed it a great deal for him to consolidate his grip on the constituency. Ssegirinya intensified his underground operation to replace Latiff. But now with this development, the odds of the game will have to change.

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