National Unity Platform principal and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has said that the Kampala Lord Mayoral seat is not earmarked for only men.
Kyagulanyi said that ladies are part of the ‘generational movement’ and should not be left behind in the struggle to capture state power ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Kyagulanyi made these remarks while speaking at the burial of Al hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, Sunday afternoon.
Kyagulanyi said, “If Uganda is the house, Kampala is the sitting room and women should tell us who they would send to organize the sitting room if they wanted to clean up the house.”
“Kampala is not for only men. This is a city for everyone and just like a bird that can not fly on one wing, we can not win with only men,” he added.
Kyagulanyi’s comments come at a time when the National Unity Platform handed its ticket for the 2021 Kampala Lord Mayoral race to Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala.
Nabilah will compete with men, including incumbent Erias Lukwago, NRM’s Dan Kazibwe alias Ragga Dee and independent Joseph Mayanja
Speaking to mourners, Kyagulanyi said that he might not have been born biologically by the late Al Hajji Nasser Ntege, but everyone in his (Kyagulanyi) age bracket was a son to the late former Kampala mayor in one or the other.
“Hajji Nasser took me up when I least deserved it. His coming on the political scene in 1998 opened my eyes. He dismantled the status quo and inspired a lot of the ghetto people and that is why I am able to stand before you today,” Kyagulanyi said.
Though physically gone, Kyagulanyi said that trails Al hajji Ssebagala’s legacy will forever live on because he left behind a lot of upcoming ‘Ssebagalas’.
The lawmaker urged the mourners to copy the good deeds of the fallen former mayor, and try to rectify what he did wrong for the benefit of future generations.
Former Kampala Mayor AlHajji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala was laid to rest on Sunday at his ancestral home in Kisaasi, Kampala.
The funeral, however, quickly turned into a political pulpit as politicians took advantage of the send-off ceremony to the campaign.