PF grabs Mangango as UPND causes upset in Petauke

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The ruling PF candidate Godwin Putu has won the Mangango parliamentary by-election, beating three other candidates in a tight contest. The seat was formerly held by the opposition UPND.

According to the official results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia, PF’s Putu polled 5,675 votes, edging UPND’s Mwendoi Akakandelwa who managed 4,137 votes. Chingumbe Kabindama of the UPPZ was a distant third with 611 votes, while Kashandola Yuvwenu of the NDC came in at the tail end with a paltry 123 votes.

The Mangango seat fell vacant following the death of UPND MP Naluwa Mwene.

And the UPND have caused an upset in Petauke, where President Edgar Lungu and chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya hail from, winning the Lusinde Ward by-election.

UPND candidate Nephat Banda was declared winner with 730 votes, while the only other contestant, PF’s Elina Tembo got 573 votes.

In Sipuma Ward of Shang’ombo District, Western Province, UPND’s Given Masonga narrowly won the seat with 747 votes, while PF’s Oliver Muyambango garnered 711 votes.

The ruling party have won the by-election in Chisanga Ward, Ngabwe District, Central Province, with their candidate Vitus Pensulu polling 412 votes while the UPND’s Clifford Hachoongo managed 214 votes.

In Tumvwanganai Ward of Solwezi District, Northwestern Province, Silva Namindi of the UPND beat three other candidates, polling 2,956 votes. Emmanuel Mumpanya of the PF settled for second with 1,269 votes, while independent candidate Kayombo Saviye and NDC’s Elias Simwinga placed third and fourth with 109 and 63 votes respectively.

Nkhankha Ward of Chama District, Muchinga Province has James Chipeta of the ruling PF as its new councillor after he won the by-election with 514 votes while Shahani Kaluba of the UPND narrowly lost out with 394 votes.

In the newly created Lupososhi District of Northern Province PF’s John Kaputula becomes the first ever council chairperson after he polled 7,863 votes, beating the UPND candidate Valentine Kalebwe (3,365) into second place. NDC’s John Mulenga was the tail ender with a measly 234 votes.



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