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UPND, MMD and PF share seats in by-elections

Filed under: Breaking News,Politics |
The United Party for National Development (UPND) has scooped the Livingstone Central parliamentary seat,while MMD has won the Muchinga seat.

UPND candidate Howard Sikwela was declared winner in the early hours of this morning after 11, 976 votes against 8, 318 votes of his closest rival Josephs Akafumba of the PF.

And late former vice President George Kunda’s son Howard has scooped the Muchinga seat in a tight race.

He polled 3,419 votes closely trailed by PF’s Jeliat Ntembwe who polled 3,023 votes,while NAREP’s Kenneth Ngosa polled a paltry 168 votes.

And the Patriotic Front is posed to scoop the Chama North constituency.

With results from 15 polling stations declared so far PF’s January Zimba is headed for victory with a comfortable lead of 4, 350 votes over Yotam Mtayachalo of the MMD who has polled 1,940 and Herbert Zimba of the United Independence Party (UNIP) has only managed 229 votes so far.

Earlier, MMD Muchinga province chairperson Frank Bowa conceded defeat to Qfm news with 19 polling stations left to be counted.

Meanwhile, Foundation Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi has hailed all stakeholders for the smooth electoral process.



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