The opposition UPND has scooped most of the local government and mayoral seats in by elections held on Thursday 17th November 2016.
The elections saw the UPND grab the Mukuba ward seat in Nkana Constituency with its candidate Graddy Simukoko polling 438 beating PF’s Gilbert Mushota who received 361.
An independent candidate Chibwe Kaputo secured 138 while another candidate Dorica Lungu polled 32 votes.
And the UPND has scooped Chisanga Ward in the newly created Ngabwe District of Central Province.
The opposition party has also scooped all District and ward by elections in the North-Western Province.
In Kalumbila in North Western Province, the UPND won mayoral seat with its candidate in the newly created district with 3,504 while PF had 542 and People’s Alliance for Change had one vote.
The UPND has also won the Council Chairmanship in Mwandi district.
The elections in three of the four Districts have been necessitated following the creation of Senga Hill, Kalumbila, and Mushindamo districts, while the vacancy in Mwandi District occurred due to the nullification of the election of Ms. Gilnard Mafuti as Council Chairperson for the district.
The vacancies in the 14 wards have arisen from deaths of councillors, errors on ballot papers and uncontested elections .