Otuoma quits ODM, to run for Busia seat as an independent
Funyula MP Paul Otuoma has resigned from ODM Party falling a row with the party hierachy over the disputed gubernatorial nominations in Busia County.
Otuoma, a former Sports Minister in the Grand Coalition Government, has also asked the opposition party’s Secretary General Agnes Zani to remove his name from the party list.
“I am a life member number 000032, having been issued with a life membership certificate. I would wish to resign and withdraw from the party with immediate effect.” Otuoma’s letter to Zani reads in part.
Otuoma quit the party two days after he hinted that he may run for the Busia Governorship as an independent candidate if he did not get the ODM ticket.
This is after he lost to Governor Sospeter Ojaamong in a bitterly contested party primaries by about 30,000 votes last week.
Otuoma protested the results, but the party has since dragged its feet in amicably solving the dispute.
This is the second time, Otuoma is falling out with the ODM hierarchy in less than a year.