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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s ‘roadside call’ gets trolled

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Published Jul 15, 2016, 1:02 am IST
Updated Jul 15, 2016, 1:38 am IST
Museveni’s decision to stop by a road to make a call attracted memes
#M7challenge: Using this hashtag, people took to Twitter after a couple of pictures were posted by the President. Through a series of photographs and memes, they poked for his style. (Photo:  Via web)
 #M7challenge: Using this hashtag, people took to Twitter after a couple of pictures were posted by the President. Through a series of photographs and memes, they poked for his style. (Photo: Via web)

Kampala: When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stopped to make a call in Kyeirumba Village, Uganda, he had no idea he was about to go viral. A series of pictures were posted to his official Facebook page, showing him sitting in a fold out chair on the roadside making an important call.

“On the way from Isingiro District where I had presided over the World Population Day celebrations yesterday, I stopped at Kyeirumba Village to make an urgent phone call,” the text posted along with the pictures read.

 

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At the time of writing 2.1k people have reacted to the images on Facebook, making it his most popular post so far this month. Some went a step further, creating their own roadside call image and posting it to Twitter, using the hashtag #M7challenge. People used whatever chairs and space they could get their hands on.

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Museveni becomes a meme
In addition to these recreations, others decided to transport Museveni into some unfamiliar settings. Some re-imagined him sitting for a portrait. Robert Mugabe was subjected to similar treatment on Twitter in February 2015, after a video of Zimbabwe’s then 90-year-old president falling down stairs started making the rounds. Some transported him to a football pitch with UEFA Euro 16 winners Portugal.

 

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