A man has written to President Museveni who is also the NRM party chairman and the Secretary-General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, demanding for shs3 billion for designing the party logo.
In a notice of intention to sue, John AgiraRuhanga, through his lawyers says that he conceived and birthed the symbol of the bus, the Bible and thumbs up, the morning dawn breeze sunrise, the green vegetation and blue streams.
“The said symbol has been an effective tool of mobilization of support for the NRM party and the propagation of its ideology of patriotism, socio-economic transformation, democracy and Pan Africanism. By reason of the symbol, the NRM party is solid and unshakable. The party has won five general election resoundingly and is destined to triumph again in the 2021 general elections using the symbol,” AgiraRuhanga.
The NRM designer also contends that since conceiving, originating and innovating the concept of the NRM logo, he has never received payments which he is duly entitled to in his capacity as the innovator and that as such, he has been subjected to great economic distress despite his invaluable contribution to the ruling party.
“His Excellency the President promised help and assistance but I have always been blocked from accessing him. The only benefit I have received was to be made a member of the NRM delegates from Kiruhurua district.
The man says that he demands three billion shillings in compensation over the work he did to design the ruling NRM party and that in case he is not compensated, he will not be let with any other option, apart from dragging the ruling party to court.
The NRM Deputy Secretary-General, Richard Todwong recently said the party had not yet received the said letter by AgiraRuhanga but noted they were willing to talk with him.