The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has scooped the Kapiri Mposhi constituency parliamentary by-elections held yesterday.
PF candidate Eddie Musonda polled 6, 614 votes against his closest rival opposition UPND candidate, Lawrence Zimba who got 5,470 votes while UNIP’s Francis Mwape managed a paltry 443 votes.
Kapiri Mposhi Constituency Returning Officer, Jimmy Musweu declared Mr. Musonda as the winner of the by-election at exactly 14:45 hours at Kapiri Mposhi District Council , which was used as a totaling center.
Mr. Musweu announced that a total of 12,709 ballots were cast against 84, 386 registered voters in the vast Kapiri Mposhi Constituency.
He said 182 votes were rejected as invalid in the by-election marred by high voter apathy.