Aruu county Member of Parliament Odonga Otto has said the 30-man team named by FDC president Mugisha Muntu that excludes Hon Nathan Nandala-Mafabi, Hon Nabilla Hon Okupa and Hon Odonga Otto [himself] is nothing but direct vengeance on the key Kizza Besigye loyalists.
“I Know believe Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu was sent to destroy FDC and has partially started to succeed. Where was he when Besigye was being sworn in?” Otto wrote.
He said the opposition shadow cabinet appointed is an attempt by Muntu to consolidate his grip on FDC while Besigye is still in prison it is his excellent opportunity.
“To have junior MPs who this week are in the middle of their orientation being shown their offices and toilets in Parliament building suddenly be appointed to lead senior members is insulting.”
Otto wondered how of all MPs appointed none participated in walk-to-walk or activism that is dying with our exclusion and Besigye incarceration in Luzira.
“To even appoint someone who did not produce even one report while chair of a committee is wanting.”
Otto said he told them not to institute opposition cabinet until Besigye was released no one could heed now, Besigye is fighting a lone battle for his life and health.
“We have betrayed him [Besigye].”
He also criticised the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kizza for leaving Uganda People’s Congress members out of her shadow cabinet.
“Why leave UPC out of cabinet when Jimmy Akena and wife made personal family decisions?”
Kiiza said UPC was in bed with the ruling party and could not be trusted.
“This is where being in opposition is frustrating. Anyway no one is doing me a favour to be at the forefront of fighting a tin pot dictator Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.”
He added: “Let those with political pampers now lead the party in Parliament as we fold our hands and watch. Only time will tell… But we will not take it lying down the opposition in parliament would be split!”