As part of rigging, OP blocks phone network to Feira

Following the exposure of their rigging tactics, the PF regime through its notorious OP have blocked mobile phone networks to the entire Lungwa, Feira region.

By 20:30 hours local time, mobile phone calls to Feira where the PF was struggling to rig the parliamentary by election were jammed.

Normally when there is a bye-election even in remote locations like Mufumbwe, elections result start trickling in by 19 hours as counting starts at 18 hours.

The results are often communicated by election observes, journalist and any other persons at counting centres.

But the move the OP has affected even the PF which promised at 19 hours on their officials Facebook page that they would soon update Feira results.

Voting in the by election closed at 18:00 hours in an election analysts say was  marred by apathy.

The PF is contesting the seat through Patrick Ngoma, who caused the by-election after he accepted to be bought by president Michael Sata.

NAREP is featuring Charles Sikaonga with Elias Phiri being the MMD candidate. The UPND is fielding Eularia Zulu while Charles Kanyama is the UNIP candidate.

Feira constituency has about Eleven Thousand Two hundred and Forty eight registered voters.

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