"I will make sure I represent my people's views in parliament well going by my major tasks of representation and legislation," Mawanda said
Igara East Constituency by-elections winner Michael Mawanda Maranga, has said he will go to parliament to represent the views of his people as usual.
Speaking to New Vision yesterday after being declared winner in the polls held on Thursday, Mawanda said he represented his people well in the 9th parliament and that this time, he will continue doing the same.
"I will make sure I represent my people's views in parliament well going by my major tasks of representation and legislation," Mawanda said.
Mawanda who was MP for the area for the period 2011-2016, was returned after polling 16209 votes, beating his closest challenger and NRM flag bearer Andrew Martial who polled 12991.
EC Commissioner Stephen Tashobya went around every polling station in the area
The polls conducted on Thursday, were well monitored by Electoral Commission officials, including Commissioner Stephen Tashobya, who visited almost every polling station and addressed the voters about the electoral rules, requesting them to have a peaceful election to avoid another by-election.
Six people contested for the seat after the court of appeal in Kampala nullified Martial’s election in the February 2016 general elections, following a petition by Michael Mawanda Maranga.
Mwanda then contested in the by election as an independent candidate but with a strong attachment to the ruling party NRM.
The other candidates fell behind the two, Benjamin Katana came third after polling 1,477, FDC’s Christine came fourth with 497. Bedads Kananura came fifth with 480 votes while David Armstrong polled 76 and came last.