Kampala, Uganda – The National Unity Platform (NUP) has today unveiled the official campaign portrait of its presidential candidate, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine ahead of the general elections scheduled for January 2021.
Addressing the press at the party head offices in kamwokya, a city suburb earlier today, the Party Secretary-General, David Lewis Rubongoya, said that whereas the NUP campaign slogan and poster for their presidential candidate were being launched today, the party manifesto, in its final stages will also be unveiled soon.
“We are not only launching the campaign poster for our presidential flag bearer, but also a slogan for our campaign, and the slogan is ‘A New Uganda’ said Rubongoya.
He disclosed that what they envisage was, “A new Uganda where citizens are equal under the law, a new Uganda which respects constitutionalism, a new Uganda where Ugandans are free to put on the red beret, a new Uganda where the media is not threatened and a new Uganda where corruption is not the order of the day.”
On the campaign roadmap ahead of the 2021 elections, the NUP Secretary General said the time given for candidates to campaign is limited, however, he disclosed to the media that the Party whose symbol is the umbrella, will present its Presidential candidate to the independent electoral commission for nomination on the 3rd of November this year.
The Kyadondo East legislator, who burst onto the political scene in mid-2017, has been leading People Power, which has helped mould his extended political ambitions on the Opposition side of government.
Speaking at the launch of Bobi Wine’s official campaign poster, party Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said their presidential falg bearer did not put on a red beret in the portrait because, this is the picture that is going to appear on the ballot paper.
“We thought it was important for the people to start getting used to it. That is why we didn’t include the red beret,” Ssenyonyi said.
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He revealed that the portrait will be placed everywhere around the city and across the country because it is within the law.
“We want to warn the police to leave our posters because we are operating within the law. We have seen incidents where our Members of Parliament and presidential candidates posters are pulled down by the police but this should stop,” he added.