Kawempe North Member of Parliament Latif Ssengendo Ssebagala has told National Unity Platform flag bearer Muhammad Ssegirinya to patiently wait for his turn to represent the people in Kawempe after 2030.
Ssebagala who is contesting in the same constituency on an independent ticket after abandoning the seat for Kampala Lord Mayor and again making a U-turn said the Ssegirinya should keep as a councilor since parliament needs seniors to handle the fight against President Museveni.
“We need seniors, we need people with serious issues in Parliament, I have put so much effort into Islamic Banking, for instance, seniority is required to finish such a matter and that is why I need Ssegirinya to be patient, he will be patient,” Ssebagala added.
Ssebagala who like Nambooze claimed staying in power for specific reasons is justifiable, maintained that Ssegirinya and the rest will have no other option but to wait.
“Parliament is not going away tomorrow, they will wait. We want to continue the foundation of Uganda. Kawempe people should not lose the opportunity to take back someone like me to parliament,” he added.
When put on the spot to decide how long he would need in parliament, Ssebgala said; “it depends, I had told Kawempe people that in about 2030, we shall be done with preparations only.”
Ssebagala said that he had abandoned the seat but the people of Kawempe refused to let him go.
“I bid them farewell, but they refused,” he claimed.
In response, Ssegirinya protested, saying he would not attend another program that has Ssebagala and Betty Nambooze as well.
“I now know some politicians who are fighting for positions and not the change in Uganda. If someone comes here and says I will leave power in 2030, but at the same time castigating Museveni for overstay in power, it is absurd,” he said.
“I am disappointed, the people on this program are defending each other to overstay in parliament, that is strange! I will not return to this program when some people are part of it,” he added.
Ssegirinya thanked Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine for coming up to reveal some of the selfish politicians.
“I thought we have been fighting together to unseat Museveni, I did not know some people were fighting to stay in parliament and become seniors, I am disappointed.”
“If I did not get the NUP card, I would not fight I would use the time to stick to our goal to fight Museveni out of power. Even if I won’t win as a member of parliament but we capture power, my goal would be achieved,” Ssegirinya added.