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PF Wins Majority of Ward Seats

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Electoral officers, agents and monitors inspecting the Ballot Boxes at Rainbow Africa polling station in Livingstone yesterday shortly before the opening of the Polls yesterday. Picture by BRIAN HATYOKA
Electoral officers, agents and monitors inspecting the Ballot Boxes at Rainbow Africa polling station in Livingstone yesterday shortly before the opening of the Polls yesterday. Picture by BRIAN HATYOKA

The Patriotic Front has won the majority of the ward by elections that were held yesterday making further inroads in the opposition strongholds.

From the results seen so far, the ruling party has won about 8 of the by elections majority of them in UPND strongholds.

The PF has won the Imusho by election in Sesheke with 388 votes beating UPND who polled 384 votes.

In Silumbu ward in also in Sesheke, the PF polled 362 votes followed by UPND with 267 votes while UPPZ was third with 10 votes.

The PF also scooped the Chibale Ward in Serenje with 572 votes beating UPND who had 433 votes while in Lubofu Ward in Kasempa PF scored 305 votes beating UPND who got 204 votes.

The ruling party were also victorious in Litoya Ward in Kabompo getting 68 votes with UPND getting 47 votes.

In Katete Ward in Chienge where NDC claimed massive vote buying, PF won the election with 1,178 votes followed by UPND with 686 votes while NDC came out third with 153 votes.

In Mongu, the PF beat the UPND with 873 votes against 633 to win the election also winning Nangweshi Ward with 967 votes against UPNDs 469 votes.

However, the UPND also retained a number of seats beating the PF in Munyambala ward in Mufumbwe with 339 votes against PFs 292 votes.

The UPND were also victorious in Kabompo ward were they got 1, 256 votes against PFs 596 votes. In Chikenge ward, the UPND got 315 votes while PF lost with 223 votes.

The opposition were further victorious in Limulunga scoring 1,263 votes against UPNDs 1, 014 votes.

In Chavuma Central, the UPND won with 893 votes against PFs 776 votes.

32 COMMENTS

  1. The MMD was winning big time and where is it?

    PF was campaigning alone in guise of covid-19 and there is no genuine winning here.

    PF must go!

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  2. Please my advise to opposition is when there will be another by- election caused by PF dont stand because we are just wasting time and nothing will change buy voting by these people. Let them go out unanimously but our time is coming 2021.

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  3. Ok,this still shows that the decision on who wins the 2021 will depend on who gets a landslide majority in urban areas.Urbans constituencies in Lusaka and CB have the highest numbers of voters. The UPND this time around will have more numbers there.This PF inroads in UPND strongholds look marginal and will be eroded by time we go to general elections. By-elections hardly tell the real story,even MMD was winning by-elections before they lost power.UPND has gained urban and youth support base which will undo and exceed PF’s shortlived gains in UPND’s low population strongholds!!

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  4. And some diasporans and crazy upnd maniacs are saying ati bally bally…bally kwisa? Stop dreaming and face reality that your party under that tribal under 5 is doomed. We are penetrating your bedrooms deeper. I told you I am not playing this time around. We have a powerful team on the ground. As I have said I will run naked from manda hill to arcades if we lose in 2021. Let hh agree to do same if he loses

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  5. Good loss. This means UPND has to be alert & avoid being complacent. Better loose now than in 2021. If hunger is not enough to convince the electorate then UPND has a lot of work to put its case as an alternative govt.

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  6. No body bothers to vote in by election which are in consequential how many times have u won chilanga in a by election but lose it in a general election wait for the citizen to get in the election mood uzamuziba Yesu KZ

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  7. In Africa pipo don’t care much about buy elections for MPs and Chancellors in a ward. there is vote apathy during by-elections. In Africa the focus is the presidential candidate. thus y u find that even if a party fill in a useless candidate as MP as long they like the presidential candidate they will also vote for the MP and the lest.
    These result don’t speak volume for me for both parties. MPs and Chancellors have no resources to develop there areas, they depend on to the executive (government in power), even if u change the chancellor or MP as long the executive has not changed everything is the same. So those who support opposition mostly they don’t worst time to vote. All these wards u have seen PF winning wait for general elections things will over turn.

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  8. As much as bye elections are not 100% reliable, these results clearly contradicts the current perception that UPND is the outright winner of next year’s elections. It took PF to improve on the rural vote for them to dislodge MMD. The difference is that UPND doesn’t have the kind of popularity PF had in the urban areas across the country. This is an area that UPND should have laboured to improve immediately after 2016 elections but they fail prey of Bill 10 politics. Bill 10 is just a gimmick to disrupt UPND concentration and unfortunately they fell for it. Now we have exactly 12 months to elections. Movements are restricted due to Covid-19 and the truth is PF will find avenues to campaign indirectly in the name of the fight against Covid-19 whilst UPND and the rest will start campaigns…

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  9. Most of you blogging here can afford bundles and 4 square meals per day. At least i can. With the problems this country is going through only a FOOL can vote for PF. But no need to STRESS over useless BY ELECTIONS. Why liberate a person who does not want to liberate themselves. So those who love hunger will continue lining up to vote for PF. Actually if i had a way i was going to make ECL Life President and BOWMAN Vice so that those PF Fanatics who are barely surviving and continue to vote PF can suffer more…PF or no PF, i am Financially OK till DEATH…

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  10. Most of you blogging here can afford bundles and 4 square meals per day. At least i can. With the problems this country is going through only a FOOL can vote for PF. But no need to STRESS over useless BY ELECTIONS. Why liberate a person who does not want to liberate themselves. So those who love hunger will continue lining up to vote for PF. Actually if i had a way i was going to make ECL Life President and BOWMAN Vice so that those PF Fanatics who are barely surviving and continue to vote PF can suffer more…PF or no PF, i am Financially OK till DEATH…

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  11. Only PF is allowed to campaign using covid as an excuse to ban everyone else……

    Just the other day UPND was arrested for preparing for a convention…..

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  12. UpND would have started showing the people in their most controlled council how they can do it differently given the entire country responsibilities. But they performed terribly bad in those councils which they 100% in control. Ba HCH does even pay well his workers who work on those farms and sometimes go without salary. Ba HCH drove away people in Namwala who lived in those places for a Long time. Winning an election kuwayawayafye

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  13. The margins are small. Every ruling party has an advantage at a bye-election because people want to eat. They know who has the kasaka. Where a ruling party loses a bye-election, it means things are really bad. A general election is different because there is an implicit question of changing the ruling party.

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  14. PF never lost seat in their stronghood during the MMD era. the fact is UPND is very popular on shosho media and of course very loud on the ground unfortunately very unpopular because most people don’t trust HH. He is ofcourse popular among those who believe in magic

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  15. Hehehehehehe. We told you to change your strategy because you will be wired during these by elections, but you insisted on yapping ‘Bally will fix it’. Now you are coming up with all sorts of excuses. There are 2 Parliamentary by elections coming up and you will be clobbered again just as the sun will shine tomorrow.

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  16. Voter apathy sick of being tired and a wastage of their time to go queuing up with many pressing issues of livelihood on their minds! Of course the PF will be excited about the results for the only difference is having in place a structure that will be suppressive to the opposition support and campaigning activities as presidential elections get closer!

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  17. Being a seasoned election monitor, I see both PF and UPND losing 2021 Presidential elections to an emerging third force.
    People want a change of 1991 type and it is coming with poorest of the poor coming out to vote out both akl time fighting parties with no clear program fir them. Social media Lords do not matter in Zambia. Firstly they are a miniscule percentage, secondly they are enjoying comforts of living overseas and big houses with no stamina to stand in queues with poora outnumbering them.

  18. Is God silent about Zambia, no He is not. So let’s not fool our selves. The ruling party is using every tactic to silence those who are offering checks & balances. When God acts pf will remain stranded!

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