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Counting of ballots in the Lubansenshi and Solwezi-West begins

Headlines Counting of ballots in the Lubansenshi and Solwezi-West begins

Counting of ballots in the Lubansenshi and Solwezi-West Parliamentary by election is underway.

The electorates in the two constituencies have voted in a calm atmosphere.

In Lubansenshi, Znbc’s Bright Mukwasa reports that electorates in the constituency, with an estimated 20,198 registered voters steadily trooped to various polling stations.

PF Candidate George Mwamba told reporters after voting at the Lupili Local Court polling station that he is confident of winning the seat.

Mr. Mwamba, flanked by deputy minister in the office of the Vice President Stephen Kampyongo and deputy campaign manager Father Frank Bwalya, said he is ready to accept defeat in case he loses as he is in a race.

And Mr. Kampyongo said his party has alerted police over attempts of fraudulent activities which were being perpetrated by a named political party when the voting started.

Rainbow party candidate Daniel Mubanga who also voted at the same venue had earlier told ZNBC that his party is headed for victory.

Meanwhile, FODEP executive director McDonald Chipenzi said voter turnout is impressive attributing it to the relatively calm and conducive environment prevailing in the area.

Luwingu District Commissioner Patrick Chanda told ZNBC that the town is peaceful and calm.

Patrick Mucheleka currently contesting under the UPND ticket had the seat nullified by the courts.

The seat is being contested by five candidates from MMD,PF, Rainbow Party,UPND and one independent Mr. Charles Chimumbwa.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. In Zambia ,we do not have opposition parties. Sata was the last one . We are waiting to see another one to come may be in 2030.

    • Great Truth. MMD had the best chance to form opposition, but they got lazy. Plus not being in power any more confused them.

    • You mean Sata had the last largest ensemble of crookes, drug dealers , thieves, failed politicians from the archives and fraudsters gathered under one banner, PF.

    • YOU ARE VERY CORRECT- THERE IS NO OPPOSITION IN ZAMBIA. UPND BURIES ITSELF IN TRIBALISM AND FLOATING THE SAME REJECT AS PRESIDENT ALL THE TIME. MMD IS SIMILAR. NEVERS MUMBA CAN NEVER WIN ELECTIONS JUST LIKE HH. HE HAS GOT A LOT OF WEAKNESSES AND HE’S ONLY SUITED FOR UMUTULO. NAWAKWI’S KANTEMBA PARTY IS JUST KA NGO. AND THERE’S ALSO ANOTHER JOKERS PARTY YABAPEPE FYAMBA AND NGA BAKOLWE CHAMBA THEY WANT IT EVEN LIGALISED. THE REST ARE NOT EVEN KNOWN APART FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

  2. @[email protected]@courvoisier;Guys I agree with u totally. Upnd is poorly organised,a regional and tribal party.Thier checks and balances re well below average(under 5).MMD has been swallowed,FFD,PPP,Rainbow re just newspaper parties. Even with these economic problems,Pf can still beat upnd and rest with a big gulf.

  3. PF gets Lubasenshi and UPND sweeps Solwezi West by wide margin. What this shows is that voter turnout very low in Lubasenshi; something happened. Mucheleka pointed an angry finger at Lungu and EL has made sure everything possible be done to win the seat. Solwezi was just tooo hard to manipulate. People were vigilant throughout.

  4. What do you expect, this shows that some areas people are ready to punish govt for the hard economic situations while others still have hope that govt will deliver. Others have already given up while others still have hope in PF. I know that PF may win the elections even next year especially in rural areas where people careless about the economy. Imagine the levels of poverty in Luwingu and people are still hanging on to PF. Unfortunately, like others have already mentioned, we do not have strong and vibrant opposition like we saw during the Sata time. I hope the opposition unites for a common cause and save this country from the fangs of hell.

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