Baroda Katanga will today be officially nominated to contest for the Kamuli Municipality MP race to replace her mother Rehema Watongola who died last week from Mulago National Hospital, Kampala.
Katanga, aged 27, has already paid for the nomination which will be done Wednesday by the Electoral Commission.
In an interview, Katanga who is a finalist at Kyambogo University pursuing a bachelor’s degree course in Community Based Rehabilitation, promises to fulfill all the pledges and projects initiated by her late mother.
Having been part of the inner circle of the mother’s campaign task force, Katanga believes victory is on her side partly as tribute by the voters who loved her mother as well as continuity in leadership.
Watongola came to the political limelight in 2011 after attempting to contest for the post of Kamuli district Woman MP, a position that was being held by Kadaga.
She later bowed to the political pressure and contested as a Kamuli town council LC V female councilor. In 2017 Watongola reclaimed the Kamuli municipality parliamentary seat after beating four other candidates including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag-bearer, Proscovia Salaamu Musumba.
She garnered 8726 beating her main rival, Musumba with a margin of close to three thousand votes.