The Makerere University 82nd Guild President Roy Ssemboga who was last week denied the opportunity to represent the National Unity Platform (NUP) in the forthcoming general elections has announced that he is still in the race.
Ssemboga, who plans to run as Member of Parliament (MP) for Kawempe South will compete against NUP’s Kazibwe Bashir, a former NBS TV presenter.
Through his social media platforms, Ssemboga has disclosed that he will continue supporting NUP’s ideology and the presidency of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who happens to be the party’s president.
“It’s at this juncture that I would like to let the country know and the people of Kawempe south who are very dear to me that I will be running for the position of Member of Parliament for Kawempe South 2021 to 2026. I have already made my decision known to my comrades in the struggle in NUP/People Power and at the right time I will share the details. For now my focus is on how we continue toiling to ensure our Principal and NUP Party President Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu triumph dictator in the coming election 2021. It is my pledge that it is in kawempe south that he will get the highest number of votes in 2021.” Part of Ssemboga’s statement reads.
Ssemboga, who has been a close associate to Bobi Wine was one of the first young people who publically joined the People Power movement. He was on many occasions arrested in connection to his loyalty to People Power, thus gaining support of his fellow “oppressed” citizens.
The former Makerere leader has further revealed that he will release his manifesto in the near future, ahead of serious inter-party campaigns.