NUP members Launching Kyagulanyi official campaign portrait. (photo by Ronard Shabomwe)

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has officially unveiled Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert also known as Bobi Wine, the party presidential flag bear’s official campaign poster which has no red beret.

The unveiled campaign poster has the face of NUP presidential flag bearer Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, in a blue suit with the party symbol (the umbrella and it has no red beret) a popular symbol of the People Power movement, and it has a word a new Uganda.

While addressing Journalists at party Secretariat today, the National Unit Platform spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi says that the poster will be placed everywhere around the city and across the country because it is official and legally accepted by the Electoral commission.

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Ssenyonyi notes that this is the picture that is going to appear on the ballot paper and they thought it was important for the people to start getting used to it. That is why they didn’t include the red beret.

According to Fatima Nansubuga alias people power iron lady,, who is the Mulago 3 woman local council 3 NUP flag bearer, this is the time when as a party they should start making the whole country familiar with the Kyagulanyi Poster in its original shape with no red beret, so that by the time they reach voting period, they are not confused by the posters.

Isiima Kabonge the NUP supporter remarks that Ugandans should not interpret this as if the government has won the battle against them putting on the red beret. He says they have done this as per request of the electoral commission.

A number of posters of presidential and parliamentary aspirants belonging to NUP were defaced in the last few weeks by police saying that they were blocking visibility in the city.

Kyagulanyi now joins NRM’s Yoweri Museveni and FDC’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat as the only presidential candidates who have unveiled their official campaign posters.

According to the Electoral Commission, the presidential candidates will be officially nominated on 2 and 3 November 2020 and NUP flag bearer is scheduled to be nominated on 3 November.