Controversial politician Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has resigned his position as presidential advisor in charge of General duties.
The former Kampala city mayor said he took the “painful decision” after realizing that issues of accountability, good governance and equitable distribution of resources remain unresolved in the NRM government.
Seya, as he is fondly known, seek told journalists at his plush home in Bugolobi, Kampala that it was a mistake for him to quit the opposition to join NRM and that “this will never happen again.”
Sebaggala Mayor has severally switched political camps for political capital.
He at one time backed Col Kizza Besigye in a contest against Preside t Museveni.
Insiders say Seya enjoys good relations with Museveni and that today’s decision will send shivers down the spines of the president ahead of the 2016 polls.
It remains unclear if Seya will join forces with opposition. When he left DP, Sebaggala formed the Liberal Party which later allied with the ruling NRM.
He campaigned for President Museveni in 2011 and subsequently was appointed as minister without Portfolio.
That appointment was blocked by the House Appointments committee for lack of academic qualifications.
He was to later to reveal to Chimpreports that his party eyed a minimum of 50 seats in parliament in the forthcoming 2016 general elections.
He was, however, recently seen in company of embattled former Coordinator of Intelligence Organs Gen David Sejusa.
There are unconfirmed reports that he intends to form an alliance with Sejusa after the latter’s retirement from the army to challenge Museveni’s hold on power.
He told journalists today that when “a giraffe is running ahead of other small and short animals, they don’t question its judgment on the direction it’s taking.”