Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has tasted a bitter pill of his own making for posting a photo of Forum for Democratic Change and opposition strongman Dr.Kizza Besigye together with Uganda Medical Association Chairperson Dr Ekwaro Obuku.
The outspoken Opondo took to twitter on Thursday posting a photo of Dr.Obuku together with others donning blue t.shirts meeting Dr.Besigye at his home in Kasangati.
“Here Dr.Obuku Ekwaro heading the ongoing doctors’ strike with Dr.Kizza Besigye yesterday,”Opondo tweeted.
However, in response, social media enthusiasts have launched counter attacks against the government spokesperson whom they have accused of spreading false accusations against the Uganda Medical Association president.
— Ofwono Opondo P’Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) November 17, 2017
“That picture was taken after elections last year while Dr.Besigye was under house arrest,” responded one Daniel Obua who goes by the pet name the patriot on twitter.
One Adroma Moses told Opondo off for not having moral authority to comment on the photo.
“What is wrong with that? Leave doctors’ issues alone. If you had been incarcerated after stealing pants, you would have been visited by many people,”Adroma blasted Opondo.
The social media enthusiasts warned the government spokesperson against diverting the debate from failure by government to work on the demands by striking medical workers.
“Does this make the doctors’ demands invalid,”
In fulfillment of the saying that the hunter has become hunted, one tweep accused Opondo of running out of propaganda ideas and instead turned to trivializing the medical workers’ industrial action.
“Have you run out of propaganda and resorted to pictures? Be objective and post that taken in statehouse when Museveni met the doctors,” one Innocent Obili replied to Opondo’s tweet.
This is not the first time Opondo, who also serves as the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre has received cold response from social media enthusiasts.
Last month, Opondo received an almost similar response for trolling former European Ambassador to Uganda Kristian Schmidt.
When Schmidt tweeted that he had handed his credentials to the president of Myanmar, after his appointment as the EU Ambassador to Myanmar, in Southeast Asia, Opondo responded by asking him to stay there.
“Good riddance from Uganda, stay there,” Opondo tweeted in response to Schmidt before attracting criticism from social media enthusiasts.
“You are not serious you man! What happened to Uganda being hospitable,” one tweep told Opondo.