Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo and opposition leader Kizza Besigye Friday had a heated Twitter exchange.
Besigye was responding to remarks made by the Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga who earlier on advised opposition presidential candidates who were defeated in the just concluded general elections and in the subsequent Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Museveni’s victory to stop grieving over their loss and move on.
This did not go well with Besigye who still maintains he won the 2016 general elections.
“Buganda supports Mr Museveni’s imprisoning his opponent + hundreds of agents and raiding FDC offices to be declared winner?” Besigye tweeted.
Opondo picked up the tweet and rubbed salt in Besigye’s wounds.
“It’s not enough to claim you were cheated without you providing the evidence,” Opondo said in response.
He added: “It remains hot air.”
Besigye told Opondo that FDC could not avail court with evidence of election rigging because they were not given a chance.
“Can a prisoner with FDC offices taken over by police and hundreds of agents detained petition court?” he wondered.
Opondo instead told the opposition leader to calm himself.
“Kizza Besigye, I don’t enjoy seeing you a prisoner but you have to calm down,” Opondo tweeted back.
It took the intervention of other tweeps to calm down the two opposing forces.