Government has praised all political parties that participated in the Chawama, Masaiti and Senga Hill constituencies parliamentary by-elections for their peaceful conduct before, during and after the polls.
Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said today that the conduct does not only reflect the political maturity the country has attained but also affirms the peaceful nature Zambia is renowned for the world over.
ZANIS reports that Mr Kambwili who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services commended the electorate in the three constituencies for exercising their right to choose leaders of their choice to represent them in parliament.
And Mr. Kambwili said the PF’s victory in the three constituencies was a clear indication of the continued confidence and trust that the people of Zambia repose in the PF and Government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.
Mr. Kambwili however said despite the Patriotic Front (PF) indisputably emerging victorious in all the three parliamentary by-elections, the victory is for democracy and for all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation.
He called on Zambians to heed to President Lungu’s call for civility and peace particularly PF members as they celebrate the three parliamentary by-election victories.
The three Patriotic Front’s candidates that have won yesterday’s parliamentary by-elections in Chawama, Masaiti and Senga Hill constituencies are Lawrence Sichalwe, Michael Katambo and Kapembwa Simbao respectively.