The house of the newly-elected Luweero District NRM chairman, Ronald Ndawula, has been burnt down.
Unknown thugs last night sneaked into Ndawula’s compound and set his house located in Kavule Zone on fire.
Angry NRM party members accused him of rigging the Luweero elections.
In Monday LC3 NRM primaries, Ndawula’s favourite candidate, Musa Sempagama, was elected as the party flag-bearer for the post of Luweero town council chairman.
Supporters of Mukungu Senyonga who lost to Sempagama on Wednesday demonstrated in Luweero town, accusing Ndawula of manipulating the election results.
Police suspects they are the same group that torched Ndawula’s house in the night.
Abdul Ssemanda, a security guard at Ndawulas told URN that he saw the fire at around 4:00am in the wee hours of this morning.
Ndawula himself narrowly survived being burnt alive.
Property worth millions of shillings was reduced to ashes in the attack including a consignment of imported clocks and books worth Shs 5m.
Ndawula says he called the police fire brigade but by the time fire fighters reached the scene, most of the property had been lost.
The Savannah regional Police spokesman, Lameck Kigozi, told New Vision the Police were yet to establish the motive of the attack, but suspect it could have been planned.
Ndawula was elected the Luweero district NRM chairman last month.
This comes on heels of similar incidents in which NRM supporters burnt party cards and party offices in Sembabule district.