Singa nze Museveni nnali fuze nga nawe muntebeâ€¦(If I was President Yoweri Museveni, we would rule this country together), were the words that amused Museveni, who sat with his wife Janet.
Museveni then beckoned Bobi Wine who was singing his popular song Singa, to come over to him and everyone thought Museveni was going to sound a thorough warning to the self-proclaimed â€œpresidentâ€ of the â€œGhetto Republic of Uganja.â€
The singer promptly cut his performance short and humbly walked to the first family. Museveni told him: â€œThat is a good song. I like it. Keep it up,â€ amid laughters from guests.
The two had actually never met in person until a few weeks ago during the kuhingira (give-away ceremony) of higher education minister, Mwesigwa Rukutanaâ€™s daughter, Maureen Katushabe to Uthman Mayanja, son of former Attorney General, Abu Mayanja.
The ceremony that took place at Rukutanaâ€™s country home in Rugonji village, Rushenyi in Ntungamo district drew several high-profile guests that included President Museveni.
Bobi Wine, who is a personal friend to Rukutana, was invited with his Firebase Crew to entertain guests. One of Rukutanaâ€™s five wives happens to be a cousin to Bobiâ€™s wife, Barbie Itungo.
Well Bobi, looks like big things are in line for you, come 2011.
When the two presidents met.....