The NRM flag-bearer Hajat Rehema Watongola was last evening re-elected to Parliament as Kamuli Municipality lawmaker after beating the FDC candidate, Ms Salaamu Musumba in a by-election.
Watongola polled 8,728 votes against Musumba’s 5,778, according to the official results declared at 7:30pm, barely three-and-half hours after the close of the voting exercise.
Ms Rehema garnered 8,726 votes while her closest challenger, Ms Musumba got 5,778 votes in a by-election Ms Rehema, thanked “Allah” and described her victory as “the true voice of the people”.
Ms Watongola’s win was similar to that in 2016 general elections which court later nullified on account that she lacked the requisite academic papers. She later got the papers and was cleared by her party and Election Commision to contest again.