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Katombola brings 15, 400, Lukulu East 6,300 to HH

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United Party for National Development (UPND) has got the highest results in Katombola Constituency from the just ended Presidential elections.

Out of a total number of 61 polling stations in the area, UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema has scooped 15, 478 followed by Patriotic Front (PF)’s Edgar Lungu with 479 votes.

Erick Chanda of Fourth Revolution (4R) scooped 116 votes while Godfrey Miyanda of Heritage Party (HP) only managed 82 votes.

Other Presidential candidates in the race are Nevers Mumba of Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) who got 76 votes, Tilyenji Kaunda of United National Independency Party (UNIP) with 101 votes and Elias Chipimo Jnr of National Restoration Party (NAREP) with 58 votes.

Meanwhile, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Edith Nawakwi managed to get 25 votes, Daniel Pule of Christian Democratic Party with eleven votes, Peter Sinkamba of Greens Party has 19 votes and Ludwig Sondashi managed only eight votes.

Returning Officer for Katombola Constituency, Mwashya Musonda, declared the said results at Kazungula district council at 06:47 hours this morning.

Mr Musonda further declared a total of 203 ballots papers as rejected and invalid while there were no disputed ballots.

Katombola Constituency has a total number of 42, 934 registered voters.

The delay of the results was as a result of the bad road network in most parts of the polling stations due to heavy rainfall that was characterised in most parts of the area.

And in Lukulu East, Hichilema has scooped the Constituency presidential election results.

Lukulu East Constituency Returning Officer, Derrick Kanyamba, announced the results of the poll last evening at 23:35 hours at the totalling centre that UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema got 6, 312 while his closest rival Edgar Lungu for the Patriotic Front got 1, 456.

Mr Kanyamba further announced that FDD’s Edith Nawakwi got 67 votes followed by Eric Chanda for the 4th Revolution Party and Godfrey Miyanda for Heritage party who both got 57 votes each.

UNIP’s Tiliyenji Kaunda has polled 46 votes followed by Elias Chipimo for NAREP who has polled 39 votes making MMD’s Nevers Mumba coming number eight in the constituency with 15 votes.

Others are Daniel Pule for CDP who got 13 votes, Peter Sinkamba for Green Party and Ludwig Sondashi for FDA who got eight votes respectively.

Eighty-two ballot papers were rejected as invalid and a total number 8, 160 out of 25, 148 voters in the constituency had cast their votes in the just ended presidential elections.

Meanwhile, Lukulu District Electoral Officer, Alfred Mungalu, has described the just ended elections as free and fair in the district but lamented that there has been a lot of voter apathy.

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