Asinde with NRM party chairman Yoweri Museveni during campaigns.

National Resistance Movement party candidate Brenda Asinde has this morning been declared as the elected Woman Member of Parliament for Iganga district.

Asinde beat four others including Forum for Democratic Change candidate Mariam Nantale who came second.

Closing to 3:00 am the district returning officer Mercy Ataho declared Brenda Asinde Suubi as the winner with 43,197 votes followed by FDC candidate Mariam Nantale with 24,077 as the independent candidate Babirye Asha came in the third position with 7,052, Oliver Kwagala scores 1,212 in the fourth position as Aziza Kakerewe got 689 votes.

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The seat fell vacant after the death of Grace Haliat Kaudha who succumbed to preeclampsia, the sudden raising of blood pressure, swelling of some body parts including feet at Kawempe hospital.

Kaudha was serving her first term in parliament she replaced Olivia Kabaale Kwagala whom she beat in the 2016 general elections.

Upon declaring Brenda Asinde, FDC candidate Mariam Nantale pledged to drag Electoral commission and NRM candidate to court claiming the election was manifested with voter bribery, intimidations by police.