Government has congratulated both the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) on winning yesterday’s Lubansenshi and Solwezi West parliamentary by-elections respectively.
In a statement released to the media and signed by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government spokesperson, Mr Chishimba Kambwili, Government thanked the electorate in the two constituencies for exercising their democratic right to choose their representatives in Parliament.
Mr Kambwili also paid tribute to the law enforcement agencies, the Electoral Commission of Zambia, election monitors and other stakeholders for their collaborative effort in ensuring the by-elections were held in a peaceful and orderly manner.
“It ought to be appreciated, however, that there was neither victor nor victim in yesterday’s by-elections,” Mr Kambwili said.
The Statement ended by stating: “Ultimately, victory in the two by-elections belongs to all Zambians who have to continue working together in deepening the country’s democracy and development regardless of their diverse political affiliations.”