President Rupiah Banda has taken an early lead in three wards that were counted by 23 hours in Mumbwa central constituency.
A very reliable source who is present at the counting centers said President Banda got 220 votes at Nambala ward followed By Hakainde Hichilema with 115. PF’S Michael Sata got 21 votes.
The trend in the Wintinti and Mumbwa castle wards was the same with MMD parliamentary candidate Brian Chituwo also taking an early lead.
Votes from dozens of wards in the constituency were yet to be counted.
Unofficial but final results In Nakonde at katongo poling station in ilonga ward, president Banda got 212, Charles Milupi 01, General Miyanda 0, Elias Chipimo 01, Ngandu Magande 01, Michael Sata 135, Tilyenji Kaunda, 02 Hakainde Hichilema 04, Fred Mtesa 00. Eleven ballots were rejected.
In Isonda ward at Shiwale community school still in Nakonde constituency,the PF got 73 votes, MMD got 127, while UPND polled 5. ZED and NAREP both got 1 each while others didn’t get any votes.