bobi wine supporters dress red ahead
Bobi Wine will officially be nominated to run for the presidency on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 at 10:00 am. FILE PHOTO

The NUP party president, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has urged his supporters to dress up in anything red ahead of Tuesday’s nomination

The National Unity Platform (NUP) party president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has urged his supporters to dress in red ahead of his nomination session on Tuesday.

Bobi Wine will officially be nominated to run for the presidency on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 at 10:00 am.

However, ahead of his nomination, he has called upon all NUP supporters to dress up in anything red and join the celebration from wherever they will be.

”Tomorrow as we head for our nomination, put on anything red that you have. It could be a red shirt, red tie, red ribbon, and yes, a red beret, etc,” he made the remarks on Monday afternoon at their party offices in Kamwokya.

He also requested the police show love to his supporters as it has done with those of the ruling party, NRM.

“We saw police today as the NRM aspirant headed for his nomination, they offered security to his supporters who lined up on the road, and we expect the same treatment,” he added.

Meanwhile, the party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said that the party will officially unveil their manifesto immediately after Kyagulanyi’s nomination at 10:00 am.

Ssenyonyi who urged people to come in big numbers said that the manifesto event will be held at their party offices in Kamwokya.

“We expect to be nominated at 10:00am and after that we will come straight to this place (Our offices in Kamwokya) to launch our manifesto,” Ssenyonyi noted.

Meanwhile, this comes at a time when the police have addressed a letter to Robert Kyagulanyi showing the routes which the legislator must use to access Kyambogo Cricket grounds where the nomination exercise is being held.

In the letter, Kyagulanyi has been directed a specific route from Magere to Kyambogo. “Kyagulanyi is supposed to follow this route to Kyambogo: Magere, Kumbuzi, Kisaasi, Ntinda, Stretcher Road, Spear Motors, Kyambogo University Junction and the nomination venue,” part of the statement read.

In response to this, the party president urged Ugandans to stand and cheer from the roadsides like it has been evident during President Museveni’s nomination.

bobi wine supporters dress red ahead
Bobi Wine will officially be nominated to run for the presidency on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 at 10:00 am. FILE PHOTO

Last week, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga issued a strong warning to all members of the public, not to join these unauthorized processions and assemblies.

He said that the police will not tolerate such gatherings because they might culminate into the further spread of the coronavirus.

“Despite the guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission, which are very clear, we continue to obtain intelligence on arrangements by a few political actors, to hold unauthorized processions, rallies and assemblies. We have taken note of their adverts and publicity drives declaring such intentions,” Enanga said last week.

“Therefore, we would like to warn all intending participants and other members of the public, not to join these unauthorized processions and assemblies. Simply because, the organisers cannot guarantee, that violence will not erupt, or further guarantee the safety of participants, against exposure to the Covid-19 pandemic.”