Police deployed heavily to deal with a group of people who this morning raided Democratic Party Headquarters in Kampala and vandalized property.
The group was led by comedian Kato Lubwama and another Lusembo Musa.
Lubwama who lost the Lubaga South party flag bearer position in the primaries, is part of the DP Buganda faction that is against party president, Norbert Mao.
DP Deputy Publicity Secretary for Kampala District, Dan Kigozi, says the group broke windows of the party president, Mao and Secretary General, Matthias Nsubuga.
“They stole keys, vital documents and computers,” Kigozi said.
Only last week, burglars broke into the same offices and stole a computer, a television set and documents.
This morning’s attack left Mao’s bodyguard, Mulangira Zimbe, and other workers seriously injured.
Lubwama’s group says it is protesting the “illegal” decision to call a delegates conference by a new leadership.
Police managed to arrest some of the culprits and put them into custody.
Power struggle and intrigues
Meanwhile, Democratic Party delegates in Bukoto East constituency have denounced the newly elected party leaders in Masaka district saying the process was flawed.
According to URN, the group led by area MP, Florence Namayanja, says the election which saw Fred Mukasa Mbidde re-elected Chairman of the party’s district executive committee, was a fraud.
They accuse Mbidde of rigging the poll in which he contested against Namayanja and Hamza Ssebaggala.
Namayanja accused Mbidde of manipulating and bribing delegates hence boycotting the election.
Namayanja says the election which was presided over by Evelyn Walimbwa, the National Democratic Party Vice Chairman, was in defiance of an instruction by the party’s Secretary General to halt the process.
Bukoto East delegates now want the National Executive Committee to intervene and organize fresh elections.
The resolution was made in a constituency delegates meeting held at Kayirikiti village in Nyendo-Ssenyange Division.
Francis Kimuli, the Buwunga Sub County chairperson and one of the delegates called on the party’s top organ- the National Executive Committee to intervene and to save the situation.
To the contrary, Innocent Kateregga, the DP Organizing Secretary for Masaka advised their counterparts to desist from derailing the party and instead join them to steer the party forward.