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Ex-DP President admitted in critical condition

Dr. Ssemogerere was a presidential candidate in the disputed 1980 general elections which were won by UPC’s Milton Obote.

The former deputy prime minister of Uganda and ex-president of the Democratic Party, Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere’s health has deteriorated after being admitted to Rubaga Hospital in a very critical condition.

Sources close to his family disclosed that Ssemogerere was on Sunday evening admitted reportedly suffering from a long-term illness in one of his internal organs.

The DP Stalwart is remembered for being active in politics until 2005.

Dr. Ssemogerere was a presidential candidate in the disputed 1980 general elections which were won by UPC’s Milton Obote.

He then became the leader of the parliamentary opposition from 1981 – 85. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs during the presidency of Tito Okello.

He was consecutively Minister of Internal Affairs (1986-88), Foreign Affairs (1988-94), and public Service (1994-95) and at the same time held the post of deputy prime minister in Museveni’s National Resistance Movement government.

He contested against Museveni in the 1996 general elections but lost miserably.

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He shall also be remembered for having been a delegate to the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) and the Organization’s Council of Ministers chairman from 1993-1994.


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