Political Party leaders in Uganda have commiserated with the family of Al Hajj Nasser Ntegge Sebaggala.
Sebaggala, a Ugandan businessman, who served as Mayor of Kampala from 2006 to 2011 died this morning at the International Hospital in Kampala.
In mourning Sebaggala, the National Unity Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine, said he was saddened by the passing of an elder who has gone at a time his guidance was most needed.
“It is very sad that he has gone at this time, when we need so much guidance from such elders. May his soul rest in peace,” Bobi Wine posted on twitter.
Very saddened by the passing of our elder comrade, former Mayor of Kampala Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala. It is very sad that he has gone at this time, when we need so much guidance from such elders. May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/93kkPBTMZb
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) September 26, 2020
Other party leaders who have since taken to social media to pay tribute to Sebaggala include ANT’s Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, the Democratic Party’s Norbert Mao and Renewed Uganda platform’s Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde.
In a post both on twitter, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu said both him and the Alliance For National Transformation party were equally sad on hearing the news.
“The Alliance for National Transformation joins with all Ugandans in sending our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May God see you through this undoubtedly difficult time,” said ANT’s Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu.
It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, former mayor of Kampala .@TheAllianceUG joins with all Ugandans in sending our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
May God see you through this undoubtedly difficult time. pic.twitter.com/zCPDwJcB63
— Mugisha Muntu (@mugishamuntu) September 26, 2020
On his part, Norbert Mao, conveyed condolences to the family of Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala from the Democratic Party.
“We are saddened by the death of Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala, former Mayor of Kampala City. We convey our condolences to you his family and indeed to the entire country upon this great loss,” DP President Norbert Mao said in a statement.
He paid tribute to late Haji Ssebaggala not only for his business acumen which saw him rise to be one of Uganda’s most enterprising and successful businessmen but also for his contribution in energizing the Democratic Party at a time when parties were virtually banned.
Mao said Haji Ssebaggala was a formidable Democrat who inspired and supported the Uganda Young Democrats in all their activities.
“Hajji Ssebaggala’s brand of politics endeared him to those Frantz Fanon referred to as “the wretched of the earth”. He mobilized the urban poor with a clear message of hope and inspired them to aspire to and fight for a better life. He was a true champion of the downtrodden commonly known as “omuntu wa wansi,” Mao said.
Presidential aspirant Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde from the Renewed Uganda political platform described the late Sebaggala as a man for all seasons.
“My thoughts are with his family and supporters during this trying time,” Tumukunde posted on twitter.
We join the Ugandan political fraternity in mourning the death of former Mayor Al Hajji Nasser Ssebagala. A man for all seasons.
— Henry Tumukunde Official (@Tumukunde_) September 26, 2020
Africa Tembelea has since learnt that Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala will be burried after all his children who are in diaspora have arrived Uganda next week.
“This has been done in respect to his WILL (ekilaamo) that he left, whereby he clearly stated that all his children have to be there for his burial,” said Latiff Sebaggala, a brother to the deceased.