PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu introducing PF Bangweulu candidate Anthony Kasandwe during a rally at Kalasa Mukoso school in Samfya
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu introducing PF Bangweulu candidate Anthony
Kasandwe during a rally at Kalasa Mukoso school in Samfya

The ruling Patriot Front party (PF) has retained the Bangweulu Paliamentary seat in Samfya District in the just ended parliamentary by-election.

PF candidate Anthony Kasandwe polled 9,516 votes while his closet rival Robby Mwansa from the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) polled 1,862 votes.

In third position was Blanco Muma from the United Party for National Development (UPND) who got 1,122 votes while the fourth position was scooped by Independent candidate Prudence Chinama who got 653 votes.

In fifth position was John Kabila from the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) who polled 432 votes and the last position was National Restoration Party (NAREP) came last after polling 336 votes.

Bangweulu Constituency returning officer Liften Ndaba declared Mr Kasandwe winner and duly elected Member of Parliament for Bangweulu constituency.

Bangweulu Constituency has a total of 41,958 registered voters and 51 polling stations.

Out of 41,958 registered voters only 14,120 people participated in the just ended parliamentary by-election and a total of 199 ballot papers were rejected.

And newly elected MP for Bangweulu constituency Anthony Kasandwe has thanked the electorates for voting for him.

Mr Kasandwe said he was happy that he had won and the PF had retained the seat.

He said he will work hard and execute developmental plans he has for the people in the area in accordance with the PF manifesto.

The seat was declared vacant following the death of area MP Chifita Matafwali.

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38 COMMENTS

    • Did they win or retained it? Government resources at work for a polical party. Results shall be different when there shall only be Permanent Secretaries controlling government, that is, after parliament and the presidency are dissolved.

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  1. A big lesson to the opposition….! Politics of hatred, insults and propaganda will spell doom on the opposition…..2016 is knocking….! Lets hear wat gbm and hh say…! As for nawakwi, welldone but plz tone down your language…!

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    • There is no opposition in Luapula province. All those that try there shall never win.

      Congrats ba PF. Twawina… nomba pwisheni umusebo ukufika na kwa Puta. Develop my area as it is the most neglected province. The development ndelandapo te musebo weka iyoo, bring in the province Investors to start mining copper there. Luapula’s copper is even richer in terms of copper ore content. There are so many rivers for more Hydro-power generating and Tourism. Improve Fishing and agriculture
      Henry Munene, thank you for your council to Nawakwi. However Nawakwi is trying… & her noise is a replica of coping the Sata style of 2001 politics. They (even hh) are trying to copy and paste Sata style…They can not originate anything at all on their own. All they know is what Sata did.

      Thanxx

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    • Hahaha @black woman …this your province has always voted for the ruling party, including all its MPs.We even had a government of Chiluba with very influential people from your area in his government, but still the province has the highest levels of poverty in the county. On the other hand southern province which is perpetually in opposition is doing way better. Why? The question is: why do you think that now voting for this MP will bring the development you are talking about? Honestly if your clans men were not selfish Luapula would develop because it has so much potential. But not in our life time.

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  2. What happened to Danny Pule’s candidate.I thought he hails from bangweulu and was once MP from 1991 to 1996.

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    • I don’t understand Mr Frank Simushombo, argument that ‘tribal’ voting has continued in the Bangweulu polls. The last time I checked both the President & Veep of PF do not hail from Luapula province.

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    • You can’t change that even if it was in Southern province Tongas will vote for HH that’s just how it is. Some things will never change.

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  3. Its now 7-0 in favour of Mighty PF since 20/01/2015!!!surely ba opposition and mostly so ba tribal UPND can u still dream about 2016!!if i were HH,i would not even stand or waste money in 2016 when results are already known that PF will 100% retain power!!the 1 300 UPND got in Bangweulu were for Mr.Muma (their candidate) bcoz if it was a general election,HH would have gotten less than 1 300 votes!thats Luapula for u dreamers,we dont play there!!!GBM IS CELEBRATING WINNING ONE WARD IN KASAMA CENTRAL MINUS MENTIONING THE OTHER ONE UPND LOST BADLY THERE AFTER HH AND GBM CAMPED FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS!!when the real time comes,GBM will be beaten pants down in Kasama Central as he’ll face all PF MPs,officials,cadres and president Lungu in campaigns!!CONGRATS MIGHTY PF AND BRAVO ECL )))

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  4. Come 2016,it will be another kolopa. You think Zambians are dull. Continue with your past paper.

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  5. Too bad to this fb upnd party! They think fb is a big constituency to take HH and fat Albert to plot 1! Fat Albert will be beaten pants down in Kasama!

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  6. Ba ?eddy,

    Amuti “GBM will be beaten pants down by PF”? The question is whose pants will go down….as you may observe ….Does GBM have the pants to beat? I doubt it.

    You will soon prove Phiri (the PF Deputy G/ Secretary’s statement). GBM will pull out after the causing the prophesied violence during the campaign.

    Thanx

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    • Conglatulations Anthony you deserve it very hardworking and humble . We want such brilliant MPs.

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  7. @?The black woman not pink
    I entirely agree with you as I join my big family in celebrating the resounding victory for our party PF, a party for the humble and poor. Congratulations to H.E. Excellency and his entire campaign team especially Hon. Davies Mwila, Minister of Home Affairs, apa tepakuleka iyo.

    Indeed this wonderful and great Province with its great people deserves serious development not just for political reasons but also I am very convinced that Luapula Province is Zambia’s Economic power house. Its time we all seriously start looking to this mighty Province for economic reasons. It has everything mankind can ever wish for: abundant waters, fertile soils, vast expanse of animal pasture, good rainfall, numerous minerals, what more can one ask for on earth? RDA, wake up…

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  8. People in bangweulu don’t know what they want! PF must congratulate these uninformed illiterates for their victory! These are people who cannot hold PF accountable for any promises they make today! they will just watch in their docility state! Luapula Province is the least developed province in Zambia and that’s a fact! Are these people telling me after voting for this PF man development will now come? The answer is no! What they have done is merely to perpetuate their suffering! Congrats for extending your suffering, you are used.

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    • Davies k these are politics do you think the opposition will develop the constituency the answer is No . These people are not dull they know what they want . Opposition just want to oppose they will never give credit even where they can see things are happening . People are tired give solutions and not opposing 24/7 .

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  9. Luapula is the PF’s main traditional stronghold in the country. The President, Veep etc campaigned with all the resources they could access. A quick analysis shows a 30% for the opposition. Project for yourself how these margins might shift (+ or -) in a general election. I will say nothing more for now.

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  10. Where u dreamers from the opposition today?ashamed as u usual!!we tell u but you dont listen!!THE SCORELINE NOW IS 7-0!!WITH THE COMING UP OF 3 MORE BY ELECTIONS IN KASAMA CENTRAL,LUBANSENSHI AND SOLWEZI EAST,EXPECT 10-0 OR 9-1 IN FAVOUR OF PF!!i get amazed seeing some dull cadres saying even MMD used to win by elections before 2011.never compare MMD to PF bcoz voters were fed up with MMD after being in power for 20yrs doing almost nothing!!but PF has done wonders in terms of development mostly in road sector,so a villager cannot believe lies from the opposition when he seeing tarred roads,clinics,hospitals,schools,etc!!SO 2016 WILL BE FOR PF AND PRESIDENT LUNGU!!

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  11. @Kaputo

    Compare and contrast between Chisekesi in Southern province and Bangweulu in Luapula!

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  12. MAMA Nawakwi declared that Luapula will not develop if we continue voting for our party, PF.

    What did mama do for Luapula during her tenure as minister and our late brother Chiluba as President of both MMD and government?

    NOTHING….

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  13. You talk of development at whose expense! You can’t develop a country entirely on borrowed money! The PF govt has failed to maintain the existing infrastructure and how do you expect them to maintain new infrastructure! The substandard roads u are bragging About will soon Develop potholes and I can assure u there will be no money for repairs of these roads. Already the external debt is at $6.8 billion and internal debt is at $3.5 billion, total debt coming to $10.3 billion, plus interest the debt coming to $14 billion! This is unprecedented to this country if u understand what I’m talking about!

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  14. These people (PF) are just looking at winning elections to continue their stay in power, what comes afterwards is not their baby, afterall they won’t be there when the lending institutions will be making demands about their money! Most of them will have since died at that time when debts will have matured. Whether PF or not, know that we are in deep problems, not today when you are celebrating a bye election victory but in the near future. Let’s start looking beyond today only, country men and women. I still maintain that there should be a clause in the new constitution that only people who have attained Grade 12 level of education should be allowed to vote!

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  15. Nawakwi was a cabinet minister in the MMD government and what development did she take to Luapula? Mr Robby Mwansa lives in that area. Can Mr Mwansa point out just one project he initiated to uplift the well being of the community. Does Mr Mwansa suffer from the HH syndrome( I will only help the people of Zambia when they vote for me)? Although HH claims to be so rich, HH has failed to point out just one development project he initiated for the people in the area where HH has his main ranch. A true politician does not wait until elected into office to help the people. Any politician who claims, he/she will only help the people, once elected into office is doing politics for GAIN and NOT service to the people.

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  16. Taking politics personal is foolish you will be bitter for nothing .zambian politics and African politics are mainly rubbish today malema has members in the house now if you look back you may think and wonder how it happened

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  17. Prefect! I think FDD is justly in second position, as annoying as Nawakwi is, I believe her party being the major opposition party nationwide will avert civil war.

    Now….if only Nawakwi can stop her ‘Tinkerbell does politics’ character assassination style of politics ….she will definitely be a major contender taking second place over UPND nationwide!

    Stop your Lungu name calling Nawakwi and you will move to a more respectable position as Zambians turn away from trickster HH!

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