Ugandan ruling government’s worst critic, Tom Voltaire Okwalinga best known as TVO, has agreed to give an interview to an American news outlet Voice of America [VOA].
“I have agreed to be interviewed on Voice of America next week,” TVO said on his/her popular social media page, Facebook.
“We have just reached a final agreement on how best the interview will be done without compromising my safety.”
TVO said he/she will represent all of the 86,000 followers and all fellow citizens in telling the world the manner in which democratic rights have been hijacked by an “illegitimate regime” of President Yoweri Museveni.
The critic also promised to tackle police brutality on the world news outlet.
TVO who reportedly has assurances of protection from the US Department of State also intends to speak out on freedom of expression in Uganda.
Last year, government asked Facebook to pull down TVO’s Facebook page for continuously leaking security and state secrets to the public.
Police then opened a hunt for him leading to the arrest of another social media critic Robert Shaka in June 2015.
But up to now, government has not secured TVO.
“I have received information that the illegitimate regime agents have intensified their search for TVO and there is heightened desperation in this direction,” TVO wrote yesterday.
“As a result I have heightened my cyber security to counter their move. The weapon of disorientation against them will remain in force.”
He added: “This week, I will release a missive that will change some narrative.”