Between the top two candidates, the results say, 80 to 85 % of Lusaka registered voters stayed home, remember it was a public holiday so no excuses there. The winning candidate got 81,936 equal to only one constituency, Lusaka central.
So what are the 80% of voters thinking? No need to vote it’s a rigged system vis a vis 2016 elections? Remember KK “NO” vote meant NO change why bother? It’s just a mayor election who cares?
What about the return on investments? How much capital did the PF put in this election? 15% gross revenue will get you fired in any company.
Suppose civility returns to our elections where violence is not part of the strategy, we make it fun and not a matter of life and death, could that help?, but of course the PF doesn’t like that, it is a losing strategy.
The day after the elections, how confident are you? Do you feel you have the mandate to rule if you do not really know what the 80% of the people are thinking including your own supporters? Are they still thinking about the fire trucks? So many questions mwe!
UPND these numbers should not scare you, in the next 3 years go into overdrive, identify the voters and lock them up.
By Rodger Chali