Monday, June 24, 2024

Margaret Mwanakatwe loses Parliamentary Seat to UPND candidate

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United party for National Development (UPND)’s parliamentary candidate, Mulambo Haimbe has scooped the Lusaka Central seat. Lusaka Central Constituency Returning Officer Sandra Manyangwe declared Haimbe as dully elected member of parliament at about 12:20 hours at Nakatindi Hall at Lusaka’s civic center.

Ms. Manyangwe announced that Haimbe Mulambo of the UPND scored 32,008 votes from all the 116 polling stations followed by Patriotic Front (PF)’s Margaret Mwanakatwe who polled 23,614 votes.

“I hereby declare that Mulambo Haimbe of the UPND is the dully elected Member of Parliament for Lusaka Central having polled 32,008 votes cast,” she stressed.

And an interview with journalists, Mr. Mulambo hailed his team for putting up the spirited fight. The MP-elect assured the people of Lusaka Central Constituency of massive development ahead. He underscored that he will embrace team spirit which will address different challenges facing the area.

“I am glad that the will of the people has prevailed and l will work with my team to ensure that we deliver on several issues,” he explained amidst jubilation from the supporters.

Meanwhile, UPND’s Ketty Manyangwe has also been elected as Councillor for Silwizya ward of Lusaka Central Constituency.

Returning officer Sandra Manyangwe declared Ketty as a dully elected councilor having polled 3,647 votes beating her closest rival Ndolesha Tarcisious of the PF who scored 2,970.

Stakeholders at Nakatindi Hall remain anxious to hear results from the remaining six constituencies.

11 COMMENTS

  1. NO DEFECTING TO UPND….STICK WITH PF….am not a UPND supporter but i dont want you in UPND..STAY WITH LUNGU AND KAMBWILI AND GBM

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  2. Hahaha , so many lazy and clueless PF candidates falling like rotten trees .Mwanakatwe amekatwa as we say in Swahili.

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  3. Overall looking at the big picture things are not looking good for PF with a string of losses .PF will certainly win some battles but lose the war.

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  4. Stay in PF…Kambwili GBM and many others you had a chance to form a collision party. But oh no you wanted a get rich quick move. Stay where you belong we don’t want your fat asses around.

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  5. I don’t know why PF settled for Margaret, what did they see in her? There were many vibrant young men and women who could have put up a good fight. Even Mutale Mwanza could have done better

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  6. Hopefully Lungu will concede defeat to avoid thrashing the country into a postelection war as we witnessed here in Kenya or Ivory coast resulting into the ICC intervention.
    Thanks UNDP for maintaining resilient HH for so long until he ultimately takes you to the promised land.
    It has not been easy.
    Good luck from Kenya.

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