The National Union Platform (NUP) party led by Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has said it is not ready to relinquish the red colour on its party symbol and urged all the aggrieved to go to court.
NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said their party constitution provides for three colours; red, white and navy blue, which he said they are free to use as per the laws of the land.
“The NUP party constitution provides for three colours; colour red, colour while and colour navy blue. The EC are the supervisors of political parties like ours and they have our constitution well stamped and in their custody with all the three colours. They’ve never said no to that,” he said.
Uganda People’s Congress (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 Bobi Wine to drop the colour that is dominant in both People Power pressure group and the new party, arguing they gazetted it.
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.
However, Ssenyonyi said the UPC party constitution provides for three colours: red, blue and black, and nowhere does it talk about dominant colour being red.
“As it stands, we are using our three colours because we are not using some alien colours that are not in our constitution,” he added.