Row between NUP, UPC over red colour deepens

Tuesday August 04 2020

Bobi Wine (3rd L) and Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama unveil the symbol for National Unity Platform party at NUP offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, yesterday. PHOTO | FILE

A row between the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and National Unity Platform (NUP) over use of the red colour on their campaign insignia and related symbols has deepened.

UPC officials insist that it’s the duty of the Electoral Commission (EC) to redeem their red colour that has allegedly been hijacked by NUP.

UPC president, Mr James Akena says the party had earlier petitioned the EC to direct NUP leader, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to drop the colour that is dominant in both People Power pressure group and the new party, arguing they gazetted it.

 Mr Akena’s comments followed remarks by the spokesperson of NUP, Mr Joel Ssenyonyi, who advised UPC to go to court if they are aggrieved.

EC says that NUP had applied for a change of colours to make red the most dominant, but the request was turned down because the colour was already reserved for UPC.