Aruu County MP Odonga Otto says he would prefer Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, or Busiro County East legislator, Medard Sseggona, as a presidential candidate to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Otto made the revelation over the weekend saying he was never recruited in opposition but joined voluntarily.
“I hope you are aware I have a right not to support Bobi Wine my own reason? The same way you have a right to.”
“What makes you think that supporting Bobi Wine means you are in opposition and not supporting him mean you are NRM or a mole?” he wondered.
He said the later view is trivial and myopic and that any struggle devoid of knowledge and ground philosophy is not worth my time a graduate of political science.
Bobi Wine who is now the most popular opposition politician in Uganda needs to be warned of the risk of losing both his parliamentary seat and music carrier at the same time, Otto acknowledged.
According to Otto, Bobi Wine’s music shows and political rallies are being blocked hence he should sit down and think carefully about being used to run at the wrong time.
He said many people are just targeting parliamentary seats using Bobi Wine and people power as a “meal card”.
“Time is on our side we are both half President Museveni’s age. Running for Presidency is not everything on earth if it was everything I would have run by now given my fame and ambition.”
He told the singing MP to ask Democratic Party President Norbert Mao or opposition figure Kizza Besigye being strategic is the password.
Bobi Wine should be more intelligent to know that the whole electoral system is designed to favour not only the President but Museveni, Otto warned.
“My learned friend like Hon Segona and Lord Mayor Lukwago can be better Presidential candidates but are mum.”
Otto also spoke about the former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who duped opposition and pretended to run against President Museveni in 2016 general elections.
“When I opposed the Public Order Management Bill alone in parliament and tore the voter role for MPs, people thought it was too much of me.”
“I am glad the Deputy Speaker did not suspend me from parliament. Now the law is cracking down legally on all political rallies,” Otto noted.
The MP said when he organised a demonstration against JPAM, people said he was a mole.
“On Christmas day JPAM was in Rwakitura with a khaki envelope and yesterday [Saturday] the same JPAM received President Museveni in Lome Togo.”
He added: “Lately, I am giving free advice to comrade Bobi Wine people a yapping. In all history doesn’t lie it will prove me right.”