It seems to be a battle for supremacy in Tororo district as National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairperson Dr Tanga Odoi and State Minister for Health General Duties Sarah Opendi take on each other in a chicken fight laced with acerbic pecks.
The new feud follows the Minister’s allegations that Dr Tanga Odoi is spreading rumours linking her to the death of the former Tororo district chairperson Apollo Jaramogi, who passed on early this month.
While addressing crowds in Tororo over the weekend Minister Opendi said Dr. Tanga Odoi is a ‘mental case’, prompting a vile response from the former history lecturer, who said he rejected the Minister’s advances to seduce him during her youthful days.
“I have social differences with her since she was a girl. I didn’t want to take her as a girlfriend,” Dr Tanga Odoi said while appearing on a TV talkshow.
In July last year, the minister, who lost in the contest to become Tororo Woman MP, accused Dr Tanga Odoi of frustrating her ambitions to retain her seat.
At the time she said “Dr Tanga Odoi hates me because he wants to be the only bull in Tororo politics and that’s why he was sponsoring rivals against me” and also called the vitriolic former lecturer a ‘stupid dog’.