The ruling MMD has scooped the Chilongo ward by election in Nchelenge district.
MMD’s candidate Chilembi Chipili polled 251 votes beating his nearest rival paul
Chisala of the National Democratic Focus, NDF, who got 137 votes. PF’s Maxwell Mpande came third with 62 votes.
Returning officer Edward Musonda last night declared Chipili duly elected in
the by election at the Nchelenge District Council Chamber.
UNIP candidate Peter Muposhi was last with 14 votes. The returning officer said there were two spolied ballots with none disputed.
Speaking to ZANIS after the announcement of results, Nchelenge MMD Constituency
chairman Oswell Musamba expressed delight at the results of the polls.
Mr Musamba said the party’s victory in the polls was not by accident but a result of hard work, issue based campaign and support from the party leadership at both provincial and national level.