By Watchdog reporter
Last evening, two coincidences took place online. Photos of FDC strongman Retired Colonel Kizza Besigye surfaced online, showing him at the airport departure lounge, from where he flew to the United States.
Around the same time, Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, popularly known as TVO, the social media enigma who has given Museveni’s government sleepless nights, also announced that he had left the country and would be off social media for almost a full day, as s/he travels.
Besigye’s photos first emerged on facebook pages such as Ingrid Turinawe’s who posted saying, “Happening now, president Dr. Wrn Kizza-Besigye has successfully checked in for his travel abroad ( for state duties) He relaxes in the departure lounge ENTEBBE airport waiting to set off shortly. Ugandans, prepare for THE RETURN PART TWO. Safe journey Mr. President.”
Newspapers of the following day were left wondering what Kizza Besigye was doing in the United States since he had left the country just recently.
Besigye had a short message for his supporters. He said he was headed to Amsterdam which is usually a transit airport to US, or other part of the world.
Besigye wrote, “Just taking off for Amsterdam. I’ll have a weeks break from harrassment by rogue state institutions. Have a great week tweeps!”
However, it is not Kizza Besigye alone who has left the country.
Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, popularly known as TVO, the social media enigma who has given Museveni’s government sleepless nights, has also left the country around.
The departure of Besigye and Okwalinga has sent tongues wagging.
Okwalinga who also posted on Monday night about his travel, said, he would be off social media for some time, actually, saying for about 18 hours. That is just enough time to get one from Uganda to USA. It is remembered that Okwalinga said he would be hosted by Voice of America, and probably this is his mission.
However, some people are wondering if Okwalinga was also spying on Kizza Besigye, wanting to know the details of the FDC strongman’s travels or it was Besigye moving with Okwalinga!
In a post titled: “Journey has began”, TVO wrote, “I will not be online for the next 18 hours because of a travel schedule. There will never be rest, until there is good governance in Uganda. Aluta Continua”.
Indeed, the journey has just began.