The Electoral Commission of Zambia has said that the delay in the announcement of election results winners for the Roan and Bahati constituencies is due to the fact that several polling stations have not yet delivered the results to the Totalling Centre for Collation and final announcement.

According to the statement made available to the media, ECZ said that the announcement of election results requires that all polling Stations in a given election deliver results of each polling station at the Totaling Centre.

In the case of Roan Constituency, movement of Presiding Officers to the Totalling Centre was restricted due to unruly cadres who have resorted to violently attacking Commission vehicles.

The Commission said that the attacks have now forced the Commission to delivers results to the Totalling Centre with the assistance of Police escorts. The pace at which delivery of results to the Totalling Centre was taking place was delaying the process.

The Commision further explained that, the terrain in some areas of Roan Constituency was difficult to traverse due to the heavy downpour which occurred last night.

In the case of Bahati Constituency, the heavy downpour which occurred last night had caused flooding which is slowing down the pace at which vehicles can move to bring Presiding Officers to the Totalling Centre.

Unofficial and unreliable reports online from political parties facebook pages seem to indicate that PF has retained the Bahati seat but lost the Roan seat.

Voting in the Luanshya April 11th Roan parliamentary by-election has closed at 18:00 hours with the counting of ballot getting underway soon after that.

Luanshya District Electoral officer Timothy Mambalakata said all the 43 polling stations had opened at 06:00 hours and closed at exactly 18:00 hours.

He stated that the counting of the ballot papers would be done at Roan Antelope Secondary school which is the rotating center for the constituency.

Mr. Mambalakata who is also Luanshya Municipal Council Town Clerk was impressed with the turnout of voters in the by-election which he described as fair.

He further noted that he was impressed with the peaceful atmosphere that characterized the voting exercise.

He said the voter turnout which started on a low pace in the morning gained momentum by midday with a good number of voters having cast their votes.

He said no incidences of violence where recorded in all the 14 wards and 43 polling stations of Luanshya constituency.

He indicated that although the constituency experienced some rainfall in the slightly before the closing of the polling stations, a good number of voters had already exercised their rights.

Four candidates from four political parties are contesting the Roan parliamentary seat.

The four are Joel Chibuye of the Patriotic Front, Joseph Chishala PF the Nationa Democratic Congress NDC, Morgan Banda of the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia UPPZ and Chama Mwansa of the People’s alliance for Change PAC.

The seat fell vacant after the speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini nullified the seat following a point of order raised over Chishimba Kambwili continued attendance to parliament after his expulsion from the Patriotic Front.

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    • Once the Copperbelt begins to move to the opposition, then the ruling party should know things are not going well and it is headed for a huge defeat in the general elections. The win of the Roan seat by the NDC is the beginning of the unraveling of the ruling PF. The President and his entire cabinet camped in Roan at great expense and at a time when employees of public universities, RTSA, ZRA and others have not yet been paid. The insensitivity of the PF government to the plight of so many Zambians was bound at one time or the other to bringing them this electoral defeat to help them begin to seriously reflect on how they have been taking Zambian people for granted. The loss of the Roan seat to NDC is a well-deserved to the PF. BATUCHUSHA BAMAMBALA!!!

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    • Now we will not pass a day without hearing Kambwili’s ugly mouth, with upnd votes, he will think he is popular. And hh has miscalculated, now all those bemba votes he was trying to attract will go to Kambwili.

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    • BongoBongo you’re the biggest fool, you are the ones killing our PF because of thinking your foolish thoughts are people’s thoughts. Behave yourself enough,of street talk.

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  1. Trying to do what to best. Selecting who you want to be the winner. Your time is over. Abena ZAMBIA are not fools. They have changed government leadership before and they will surely do it. The fire has started burning. No gimmicks will work unless you focus on economy Ba PF you are a gonna with or without HH with or without CK.

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  2. Had it been opposition cadres who turned unruly, we could have heard of arrests. Since it’s PF awe ni Ziii! Our justice system is f..d up

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  3. Beginning of the fire. You are a gonna. Wake and let the economy be the main focus not politics and brutality. Bye bye

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  4. In Roan it was WWE Wrestle mania Pule and group, Mark and group, ECL and cabinet, christian for ECL and group verses on undertaker, CK

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  5. Congratulations to NDC. The PF needs to wake up. The entire Copperbelt structures need to be dissolved.

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    • In fact Davies Mwila needs to resign. How does he fail to win Roan after bringing in the entire State machinery and Lecturer’s salaries for campaigns?
      The President is being misled by some F0OLS

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    • The terrain on the Copperbelt has changed. In fact I’ll dispute and protest if the official results show that we won Roan. Some jackas$ cadres have brought this embarrassment to PF.

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  6. What an embarrassment! The entire government machinery with private jets and musicians was on the ground. That f!cking campaign team needs to be disbanded. The Copperbelt structures need to be dissolved. People have been lying to the President that all is well on the Copperbelt. Not even Kasaka Kandalama got you enough votes. Whoever stood on that Roan podium should be dissolved. Including the President

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  7. If we are not careful Harry Kalaba and this retarded hippo neck leopard will reap us apart in 2021

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    • Slowly people change, and when they do not even KAIZER will change that…PF should have learnt a lesson from MMD.

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  8. When a man with one axe and hoe grows more food than one with a tractor and combined harvesters then u know something is wrong somewhere

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  9. It’s a wake up call for us Pf members, if we don’t uproot suckers 2021 will be worse,we’re just concerned about enriching ourselves forgetting obout that little girl or boy with no uniform or books for school, buying luxurious vehicles, ama range rover mu luanshya, building lodges and houses,please give what’s belongs to pipo, congratulations NDC,

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  10. Luanshya, isn’t that the home of Nathan Chanda himself, PF provincial chair? Naba Bowman Lusambo ati politician! Baminyankula guys?

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  11. This shows that if Pf wins elections they just win not rigging, it is people who decide as seen in Roan. If opposition lost it was going to be rigging

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  12. In Bahati, Kalaba party made mistake not field a candidate. This way, PF would slowly to be surrounded and start to be squeezed out. Even if Kalaba candidate had lost, if results were close, would send a clear message to PF.

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  13. It’s simple. The people believed the message from the opposition. They didn’t believe one from PF because it’s in government and it should have shown concerns over the plight of the Roan residents even before the election. Both the PF and the opposition made impossible promises but the government has always been there so why wait for elections to say that you will open no 28 shaft? We know no investor can waste their money on this shaft. It was easy to support the opposition because they are not in power and it’s not their responsibility to improve Roan constituency. Kambwilis job was simply to tell the people PF NEVER GAVE US MONEY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN LUANSHYA. Congratulations to the winner and wishing you the best.

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  14. ECZ is the worst commission to be incharge of elections in the world, if not the worst then its among the worst…

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  15. I wonder with reasoning yaba banthu mostly imwe ba pf. Honestly lessons are there to learn from.we had mmd who bahaved same like you infact you have them i wonder why they can’t tell you the truth but you go on doing same nonsense you think you are there muyaya nichalo cha mulungu ichi you like it or not your time is coming and soon you will pay. Ba Edgar you have chance of leaving a legacy but loot at you sure munvesa soni.you want to make yourself wamuyaya are you sure?? whoever opposses you Nishi wanya you make sure you finish him or her.manje sure do you mean ndimwe mweka with brains? You are already president why thinking that law? Change mudala and start building your legacy instead.example look at Kk, the man doesn’t carry money with him but his name is enough wherever he goes or…

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  16. PF yalala

    The people of Mansa need redemption. How can they not know that the wind is now blowing in a different direction?

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  17. PF; mind the way you campaign; same statements we are fade up. Issues of commissioning projects during campaigns is not helping us.Let me assure you that some DCs have lost their respect and not even helping the people. Congratulations to NDC for scooping the Roan seat and the entire PF Leadership fond of promising development during elections must be afraid of themselves.

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