PF scoops the Mpongwe by elections
Mpongwe, March, 01, 2013, ZANIS — The ruling patriotic front has scooped the Mpongwe by elections after its candidate Gabriel Namulambe defeated four other contestants to reclaim the seat he previously held under the MMD.
Mr. Namulambe poured 4600 votes against his closest rival Rapson Chilufya of the UPND who got 3069 volts.
MMD’s Minivera came third with 901 volts, NAREP’s Reagan Ndhlovu poured 588 votes while Kenny Kuveya of UNIP managed a paltry 110 votes.
The returning officer Joackim Mangwale declared Mr. Namulambe duly elected area member of parliament for Mpongwe constituency at exactly eleven hours.
Speaking to journalists after being declared winner, Mr. Namulambe pledged to go flat-out to execute developmental projects in the area as per PF manifesto.
He said he will work closely with the cabinet ministers for the development to be brought to the area.
Mr. Namulambe stated that government is determined to uplift the living standard of the people in the country by implementing programmes and projects that could benefit them.
He also thanked the people of Mpongwe for giving him the mandate to complete his term.
And victorious Mr. Namulambe said the MMD is a finished party because it has a wrong president in office and that the party’s performance in Mpongwe election is proof that the former ruling party is headed for extinction.
He said he left the party because he did not want to be associated with the party that was full of hate and bickering.
Mr. Namulambe also bemoaned the voter apathy that characterized the Mpongwe by elections which he attributed to violence allegedly perpetrated by the UPND.
He advised the UPND leadership to desist from advancing an archaic way of doing politics like engaging in violence activities.