Dr. Kizza Besigye has described the late Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has a witty, creative, courageous and charismatic leader who wished others well.
In a brief message, Besigye said ‘’ Hajj Nasser Ssebagala was good natured man, who wished others well. He was a witty, creative, courageous & charismatic leader. ‘’
He said the late was a leading and articulate voice of marginalized young people.
‘’ Though he stumbled in later years, he’s left a big mark on Uganda’s liberation struggle. RIP’’ he said
State Minister of Finance in charge of planning, David Bahati also eulogized the departed former Kampala Capital City Mayor, popularly known as Seya as an exemplary leader.
“It’s a sad day for our city and the country at large hearing the demise of Haji Seya (Ssebaggala). He was a good man who had our capital city, Kampala at heart,” said Bahati.
He added: During his life, God used him as an example of the proverbial saying ‘from grass to grace’. His humility was unmatched. May God Rest his soul in eternal peace
People power secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya said the party was Very saddened by the passing of Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala. He described the late as a senior member of the National Unity Platform
‘ ‘ Saddened that he has gone without seeing a new Uganda that he so much longed to see. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’’ he said
Ssebagala Mayor of Kampala between 2006 and 2011 was pronounced dead at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he was admitted three weeks ago.
His younger brother and Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebagala said “Our brother (Nasser Ssebagala) will be buried on Sunday in Kisaasi.
1998, Nasser Ssebagala was arrested in the United States on eight counts of fraud and lying to U.S. customs officials.
Very saddened by the passing of Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, a senior member of the National Unity Platform. Saddened that he has gone without seeing a new Uganda that he so much longed to see.
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un pic.twitter.com/xt5EqU00gL
— David Lewis Rubongoya (@DavidLRubongoya) September 26, 2020
In February 1999, he received a 15-month sentence but was paroled in December 1999. He returned to Kampala in February 2000 to a warm welcome and considered a bid in the 2001 presidential elections.
Before his death, Ssebagala had expressed interest in contesting for Kampala Lord Mayor seat in the 2021 general election. He had said he would challenge the current Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on the National Unity Platform