Ssebagala wins Leberal Democratic Transparency Party Presidency
At a historical moment Kampala Mayor and DP’s chief finacier has yet been elected un opposed to lead his splinter party LDP, a party that has been formed out of an MoU between Seya’s Progressive Democratic Party and Hood Ssempebwa’s LDT, “Seya registered his PDA party recently and by law he would not have contested as national presidentail candidate, so he had to merge with LDT which has been in existance before” said Mukasa Zaidi LDT’s former Secretary general after signing the MoU.
This thus gives more clout to Seya ahead of 2011 presidentail elections as he battles it out with the only threat to his party Gen.Museveni, “our only threat is my freind Museveni, but with this and other subsequent support you have showed me before, am sure we shall win” hopeful Seya told amamoth gathering, who convened at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala today.
It was the 2nd national delegates conference of the party, which first met shortly after Seya had opposed Norbert Mao’s win in Mbale, last Febraury, “I contested Mao’s victory and we went to courty seeking registration of my party which my laywerrs did eventually” added Ssebagala.
A one day long delegates conference had participants as far as all Budaka, Karilo, Kamuli, Ntungamo, Kisoro, Kapchorwa, and other parts of the country which symbolises Seya’s mobilisation strategy.
During the conference a documentary profiling Seya’s political lifestyle showed Ssebagala in the struggle against colonialism while he lead a demostration while at the age of 13.
Ssbagala was initially nominated alongside other two delagates who later declined their candidature for him, “according to the documentary, am standing down for Seya” saidAbdu Nul Kigundu Mugabe,who represents Rukungiri district.
Ssebagala’s endorsement leaves Democratic Party in a limbo as if Seya was the mainstream funder of DP, “am assuring you we shall not starve financially like DP” retariated Seya upon rounds of apluase.