PF candidate in yesterdays Lusaka Mayoral by-elections Miles Sampa has won the election that was characterised by high voter apathy.
Sampa polled 81, 936 votes against his closest rival Kangwa Chileshe of the opposition UPND who polled 36, 753 votes.
Musician Mundia Mukubesa who contested on the opposition PAC ticket came third with 7, 741 votes while NDC’s Saboi Imboela is in the fourth position with 2645 votes.
In fifth position is UPPZ’s Musukwa Madalisto with 1054 votes while UPP candidate Savior Chishimba came sixth with 690 votes.
UNIP candidate Alfred Banda came out in seventh position with 525 votes while NAREP’s Dennis Bwalya came eighth with 398 votes while RPP candidate Leslie Chikuse came out last with 140 votes.
Returning officer Alex Mwansa has since declared Miles Sampa as the new Lusaka mayor.
Sampa now has 100 days in which to implement his promises of graves in the air, free wifi and cheaper buses to service all residential areas.
708,128 of the over 860,000 registered voters in Lusaka did not participate in the elections.