The Uganda People’s Defence Forces have distanced its self from a man who appeared at National Unity Platform (NUP) headquarters in Kamwokya while donning a military camouflage.
The man, who was clad in a full military uniform, was photographed seated with the new members of the party who joined on Tuesday, 18 August.
“A picture of an unidentified individual in UPDF dress, with unclear name tag and covered shoulder lapels and with a people power beret and mask was posted on social media to cheaply and desperately portray some members of the force as partisan,” said UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso in a statement.
“The UPDF takes strong exception to this criminal scheme and already investigations are underway to establish the identity and apprehend the culprit who is not a member of the UPDF,” she added.
NUP leader and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi recieved over 100 new members into his new party and also issued them party membership cards.
They included newly elected youth leaders from Kampala and Wakiso districts and other individuals from different professions.