Electoral Commission (EC) has allegedly stopped Bobi Wine’s new party National Unity Platform (NUP) from donning colour red which is the official colour of Uganda People’s Congress (UPC).
Though the EC is yet to officially come out to make the announcement, sources reveal that EC boss Justice Byabakama has directed for the protection of the red colour, as a reserve for the UPC party.
EC’s decision follows a petition filed by UPC President Jimmy Akena last week complaining about the continued use of red colour by Bobi Wine’s party.
In his petition, MP Akena asked the EC to take immediate action on NUP claiming that they were confusing UPC supporters.
According to registration details at the EC, NUP was given the dark blue color and the commission has advised MP Kyagulanyi to immediately start popularizing the dark blue and white colors for the NUP party.