HH leads in Pemba constituency
Pemba, January 21, 2015,ZANIS—Opposition UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema is leading in the votes counted in Pemba constituency with 13,338 against his closest rival Edgar Lungu who scored 203 votes.
ZANIS reports that Returning Officer for Pemba Constituency George Sahihamba announced at the Pemba Catholic Hall that Erick Chanda of the Fourth Revolution Party got 63 votes, Tilyenji Kaunda of UNIP had 62 while Elias Chipimo (NAREP) scored 55 votes.
Heritage Party president Godfrey Miyanda scored 41 votes, Nevers Mumba of the MMD had 27 votes, Edith Nawakwi of the FDD 22 and Ludwig Sondashi of the FDA scored 18 votes.
Mr Sahihamba further announced that Peter Sinkamba of the Green Party scored 6 votes while Dan Pule of the (CDP ) had 4 votes.
Mr Sahihamba declared that a total of 145 votes have been rejected as invalid.
Earlier when the results from polling stations were tripping in, a concern was raised by one of the election monitors Edward Masiwa that the number of rejected ballot papers as unmarked with an official ECZ stamp was very high in most polling stations.
Mr Masiwa observed that there was negligence among the polling assistants who could not stamp the ballot papers.
He cited Habunkululu 16, and Hamabbobonka 17, and Kasiya polling stations 9 whose ballots have been rejected respectively due to lack of official markings.
Pemba constituency has 24,856 registered voters.