Kampala central member of parliament, Al Hajj Muhammad Nsereko has lambasted the National Unity Platform party vetting committee for dropping the sitting Makindye Ssabagabo legislator, Ssempala Kigozi Ssajjalyabeene.
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A physically infuriated Nsereko who appeared on BBS Terefayina political show on Tuesday night castigated the Mercy Walukamba committee for dropping what he terms as ‘cream’ for the NUP party. “What settles a political contest is only one thing, the ballot,” Nsereko says. “I only blame my brother Ssempala for subjecting himself to a sham vetting process manned by amateurs,” he adds.
“With due respect, I cannot downplay the efforts our seniors like Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere have added to the country’s struggle,” Nsereko emotionally says as he relates to Ssempala’s eventual dropping by NUP. “This man here has fought in the struggle. He was with us in togikwatako, and he is the sitting MP. How do you say he lacks grounds? This is why he is coming back to his people who still need him,” Nsereko says.
Nsereko adds that Ssajjalyabeene has been instrumental in all opposition struggles against repressive government policies in parliament. “We’ve fought for traders together, we’ve contested closure of schools, we fought age limit, and OTT with Ssajjalyabeene. He is a pillar that can’t be left out at this stage of the struggle,” reveals Nsereko.