ADD scoops ward elections in Lumbo ward in Mongu District
Mongu March 29th, 2014, March , 2014 ZANIS—Opposition Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD ) candidate Lufwendo Lufwendo has scoped the Lumbo Ward Local Government by –elections in Mongu District of Western Province.
Announcing Election results today at MutalaitIi Basic School in Lumbo Ward , Returning Officer Jones Sian’gandu declared ADD candidate Lufwendo Lufwendo as a winner.
This was after Mr. Sian’gandu obtained 320 votes seconded by his closest rival Njekwe Progress who got 206, United Party for National Development UPND scored 203 while MMD had a paltry five votes.
Meanwhile the returning Officer announced that five votes were rejected ballot papers.
Lumbo Ward has the total of 747 registered voters.
However the electorate at Mutilaite Polling Station complained that the by- elections were not free and fair because the traditional leader Chief Ishewambuto Mulondo Nawa who they said was intimidating and forcing his subject to vote for ADD.
Acting PF District Chairman Phillip Lubosi said that the Chief threatened to evict any of his subjects from his traditional land if they vote for any Party other than the ADD.
“Traditional leaders should not exert undue influence on their subjects support any particular political party but to ensure that each stakeholder has been given equal opportunity to participate in political party”, he said.
He noted that the Chief was at the Polling Station from 06:00hours to 12:00hours intimidating voters.
And UPND Vice Provincial Political Chairman Njamba Musangu stated that a chief by law were not supposed to be at the polling station when voting is in process.
PF Chairlady for Mongu Central Constituency Enonge Musa narrated that if the chief does not need to be a chief and involve in politics let him resign.
Lumbo Ward seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent PF candidate Hector Nyambe in November 2013.