Odoi Resigns from Tieng Adhola To Join Politics

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Thomas Nyalulu Okoth, the first deputy Prime Minister of Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution in charge of discipline says they don't have any objection to Odoi's resignation.

Dr. Fred Tanga Odoi, the former chairperson Makerere University Academic Staff Association-MUASA has resigned his position as the spokerspeon of Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution to join active politics. In his November 5th notice handed over to the office of the Prime Minister Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution,  Dr. Tanga says his resignation would allow him actively participate in politics as it has always been  one of his ambitions.


‘'Cognizant of the fact that political ambitions, design and activities contravenes the neutrality required of any cultural leader with regard to active politics, I hereby notify your office in advance of my intentions'' reads part of the letter. He also used the opportunity to declare his intention to contest for the Budama North Constituency seat in the 2016, which is currently occupied by Fox Odoi.


According to Odoi, his parliamentary bid would open more avenues to serve the institution and the people of Budama north constituency better. Odoi says that his immediate assignment is to campaign for President Yoweri Museveni ahead of and during the forthcoming NRM delegates conference so as he becomes the NRM candidate in the 2016 presidential election.


Thomas Nyalulu Okoth, the first deputy Prime Minister of Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution in charge of discipline says they don't have any objection to Odoi's resignation. He says as a cultural institution `it's their desire to see that its subjects develop ambitions to serve the people at various levels. Nyalulu says Odoi's resignation also relieves the institutions from criticism by some leaders in the district who have been petitioning the institution accusing him of openly participating in politics, which is against the policy of the cultural institution.

He says recently the institution issued a circular to all its cabinet members barring them from participating in active politics as long as they continue holding positions in the institution. Odoi served as Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) chairperson for four years until 15th February 2013 when he was replaced by Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu-Musoke