UPC Petitions EC Over Party Colour
Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) has ridiculed the National Unity Platform (NUP) over its current predicament regarding the use of color Red in the campaigns for the 2021 elections.
At a press conference, UPC spokesperson Sharon Arach Ayat advised NUP to carry its cross and deal with its color problem with the Independent Electoral Commission which regulates political party activity.
Arach says UPC is not aggrieved and cannot go to court because they are not the ones EC is telling to stop using the Red color.
She maintained that the matter is between EC and NUP, and advised Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP president, to follow the guidelines as given by the commission regarding the symbols, colors and slogans that political parties may use for electoral purposes.
Kyagulanyi has tried to downplay the matter, indicating that they will go ahead and continue using the red color but the EC insists that no party shall use the registered dominant colour of another party saying Red is the registered colour of UPC.