Sylvia Damalie Owori, a seasoned fashion icon and Deputy Director of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), has made her political intentions clear by announcing her candidacy for the Tororo Woman MP position, challenging the incumbent Sarah Achieng Opendi.

Sylvia Owori rose to prominence in the social scene during the 90s, revolutionizing fashion in the country and later venturing into various enterprises. From 2001 to 2004, she organized the “Miss Uganda Beauty Pageant,” which she describes as her best season. Additionally, she launched a clothing line under the Sylvia Owori label, owns the African Woman magazine, a monthly online publication, and is the founder and owner of Zipa Modeling Agency, a talent house.

Hon. Sarah Opendi, whom Sylvia Owori will be contesting against, famously advocated for homosexuals to be castrated during a parliamentary debate on the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws which saw her USA visa denied to attend a UN meeting in New York.

In a series of tweets, Owori claims Hon. Opendi is spreading misinformation about her with “baseless accusations and name-calling just because of her perceived threat of me standing against her as Woman MP of Tororo.”

“WHAT A SHAME! It’s very disappointing to see MP Sarah Opendi continuously spreading hate and misinformation against me on the floor of parliamnet instead of focusing on issues that matter to all Ugandans right now. MP Sarah Opendi is fixated on baseless accusations and name-calling just because of her perceived threat of me standing against her as Woman MP of Tororo. It’s unprofessional & unworthy of a “parliamentarian.”

Despite efforts to resolve land disputes legally Sarah Opendi persists in her biased behavior, questioning my UG nationality and hurling personal attacks at any chance she gets. MP Sarah Opendi persists in her biased behavior, jealousy, envy and malicious behavior.

This has no place in our democratic process and undermines the integrity of our institutions like the judiciary and ⁦I call upon MP Sarah Opendi to prioritize the responsibilities of her office and refrain from further divisive actions.

Let’s focus on serving our constituents who really need us. Uganda deserves better than this petty politics of hers. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.” Owori on her X platform.

She made the announcement through her Twitter account where she posted, “@SarahOpendi I will be standing as Woman Mp of Tororo. Let the best woman win @UgParliament.”

We wish you the best of luck Owori.