Kafue, Mansa and Bangwuelu get in PF boat

Kafue, Mansa and Bangwuelu get in PF boat

Patriotic Front (PF) ‘s Kafue Constituency Parliamentary candidate’s Obvious Mwaliteta has scooped the seat with 8,435 votes against his closest rival MMD’s Bradford Machila with 6, 292 votes.

Returning Officer Judith Tembo announced the results at 03:26hrs Thursday morning and declared Obvious Mwaliteta as the duly elected Member of Parliament for Kafue Constituency.

UPND’s Beyani Choolwe came third in the race with 4,164 votes, followed by UNIP’s Beatrice Moonga who polled 2,318.

Independent candidate Miriam Chitalu got 2,295 and another independent candidate Committee Njase polled 809 while ADD’s Paul Kawanambulu only managed to pull 153 votes.

The total number of people who voted during the tripartite elections was 25,031 and the rejected ballot papers were 535.

The Patriotic Front has scooped the Mansa Parliamentary seat, with Kennedy Sakeni emerging winner.

Meanwhile, the returning officer Christopher Mumba declared Mr Sakeni duly elected at 19:40 hours on Wednesday.

Mr Sakeni polled 17 thousand 495, Chilufya Chitalu of MMD polled 10 thousand 949 votes, Kapalu Webby of UNIP got 187 votes, while Jecap Kombe of FDD got 99 votes.

And The Patriotic Front parliamentary candidate for Bangwueulu Constituency Chifita Matafwali has won the seat after polling 16 thousand 807 votes.

MMDs parliamentary candidate for Bangweulu Constituency Sylvester Chimfwembe came second with 3 thousand, 241 whilst Independent Blanco Muma polled 1 thousand 428.

UPNDs Kabaso Catherine got 360 votes while ZED candidate Lufungulo Rosemary got 137 respectively.

Announcing the final count Bangweulu Constituency Returning Officer Smart Muwowo declared Mr Matafwali as duly elected MP.

And in the Local government elections the Patriotic Front has won seven out of the eight wards in Bangweulu constituency with one being scooped by an independent.

Voting in Samfya district was conducted peacefully in Chifunabuli and Bangweulu Constituency with people turning out early in large numbers to cast their vote.

However, unconfirmed incidents of minor confrontations between political opponents in the wetland area of Luapula Constituency have been reported to the mainland.

Results from the area are being awaited as communication and navigation through some parts of the swamps remain a challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

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