Former Kisauni MP Rashid Juma Bedzimba recaptures seat


Rashid Bedzimba of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has won won Kisauni Constituency parliamentary seat with 34,747 votes.

He was followed by youthful lawyer, Mbarak Mbarak Hamid of United Democratic Alliance ( UDA) who garnered 12,336.

Independent candidate Gambo Beatrice Mbodze, who was the only female candidate in the race, scored 6,533 votes.

The returning officer Ibrahim Wario declared that Bedzimba has been duly elected as the Kisauni MP.

“I declare Mr Rashid Juma Bedzimba as the duly elected member of the national assembly for constituency,” added Ibrahim amid jubilation and celebration for the winner’s supporters.

Wario issued a certificate of the victory to the MP elect at the constituency tallying Centre within Shanzu Teachers Training College.

In his maiden speech, the MP-elect thanked the electorates for giving him an opportunity to represent them in the parliament.

“I thank the almighty God for giving me another chance to represent my people. I also thank the electorates for showing faith and confidence in me,” said Bedzimba.

The MP elect called on the residents to maintain peace after the electioneering period.

Bedzimba hailed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for conducting free, fair and credible elections.

“Despite few teething issues, the elections were credible and fair and I commend them for doing an incredible job,” he added.

Kisauni constituency has 135,276 registered voters with 217 polling stations including three prisons.

The seat has attracted 8 MP seat candidates with five candidates getting less than 200 votes.


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