—————————The United Party for National Development (UPND) has taken a lead in Solwezi Central Constituency poll results with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) taking the second place.
Returning officer Lisa Banda announced the results at 07.00hrs this morning.
The UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema polled 14, 737, PF’s Edgar Lungu polled 4,219 while United National Independence Party’s Tilyenji Kaunda came third, with 84 votes.
Forum for Democracy and Development’s Edith Nawakwi polled 81, Movement for Multi-party Democracy’s Nevers Mumba 64, Dr. Ludwig Sondashi of Forum for Democratic Alternatives polled 56 while Eric Chanda of the Fourth Revolutionary party polled 39.
Elias Chipimo of National Restoration Party got 33, with Godfrey Miyanda of the Heritage party 31 and Green Party’s Peter Sinkamba polled 13 while Christian Democratic Party‘s Daniel Pule got 7 votes.
Final results for Solwezi East and West Constituencies are still being compiled and are expected to be announced by this afternoon.