Could Ofwono Opondo be the next target of bloody assassination? The government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo is crying foul over life threatening messages from unidentified persons on digital media platforms he alleges to be political rivals.
Police is planning to start immediate investigation. His threats follow recent similar death threats to members of parliament; William Nzogou, Gerald Karuhanga, and Connie Galiwango.
Opondo says those threatening him are using social media avenues.
“They are hiding behind anonymous social media accounts, because they know it is possible to hide identity on social media. They cannot confront me on a public discourse. Whoever has issues with me should come to Capital Gang, Frontline or the pages of New Vision.”
“I am the most abundant person in the media, I don move with any visible security, it doesnt mean I don’t have sufficient protection,” Opondo added.
According to Opondo, this is not the first time he is facing threats. He said he was threatened in 2001 during the presidential campaigns with NRM nemesis Dr Kiiza Besigye.
“Those who are sending threatening messages ar simply cowards, they cant face me,” Opondo said.