President Yoweri Museveni on Friday likened Ugandan top comedian Salvado Idiringi to fallen dictator Idi Amin Dada.
The President, who met Salvado the Nakasero State Lodge noted that 34-year-old comedian looked like a grandson of the former Ugandan leader who ruled Uganda with an iron hand from 1971 to 1979.
“I met with one of Uganda’s finest talents in the stand-up comedy industry, (Salvado Idiringi)” Museveni tweeted.
“He tells me the Bazukulu call him Salvado of Ombokolo. But from his looks, he must be the grandson of Idi Amin. We shared quite a lot regarding the industry and development issues.”
Museveni detested former President Amin and was actively involved in the fight that deposed him, ending near decade long era bloodshed and turmoil.
He however, has shown compassion to Amin’s family, and worked to closely with some of his offspring such as MP Taban Amin, an ardent member of Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement party.
On his part, Salvado said he was “honored and humbled” after meeting the president.
“The man is wise regardless of what you say, I think I’m learned enough to know that, I’m just glad he shared some of his wisdom with a mere me.. son of Ombokolo. People are not in power by Luck, this man shared facts and statistics that I’ve always seen but ignored. Well let me say I’m woke”