Aruu County MP Odonga Otto has declared he is no longer a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and noted that he would be glad if the opposition party fielded a candidate against him in the 2021 elections.
Otto said that apart from Kizza Besigye, other FDC members are not committed to capturing state power.
“My wedding with FDC has ended. I want to have no business with them. I made that decision three years ago. I would be very glad if FDC fronts a candidate against me [in 2021],” he said in an interview.
“It looks like the party is not interested in state power other than Dr. Besigye. All other actors are not committed,” Otto said in an interview at Parliament on Wednesday.
However, the legislator said he will join another party but not the ruling National Resistance Movement.
Otto has been a vocal member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) political party since 2010. In recent years, he has on numerous occasions, announced his intentions to quit FDC, during the 2021 election cycle.
In 2019, Odonga Otto resigned his position as Secretary for Youth in the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). He said he resigned the position to give a chance to other young people to serve the party.