Hakainde Hichilema wins Itezhi Tezhi constituency

Hakainde Hichilema & Nevers mumba
Hakainde Hichilema & Nevers mumba

The opposition  United Party for National Development (UPND) presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema has won in Itezhi Tezhi constituency in Central Province after polling 23,422 votes.

The UPND presidential candidate was followed by the ruling Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu, who polled a total of 1,958 votes.

This is after final results from all the polling stations in all the 13 wards of   Itezhi Tezhi constituency were announced.

Edith Nawakwi of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) polled 35 votes and Chishimba Saviour of UPP got 59 votes followed by Kaunda Tilyenji of UNIP who polled a total of 20 votes.

Rainbow Party   presidential candidate Wynter Kabimba polled 114 votes while Maxwell Mwamba of the DA polled 4 votes and Peter Sinkamba of the green party polled 17 votes while Banda Andyford of PAC polled 7 votes.

There were 603 ballot papers rejected as invalid ballot papers.

Meanwhile the UPND has scooped the Itezhi Tezhi parliamentary seat after its candidate Herbert Shabula polled 21,024 in Thursday’s elections.

Returning officer Gaphine Walubita declared Herbert Shabula   as the duly elected  Member of Parliament  of the Itezhi Tezhi constituency around 01:30 hours this morning.

Mr Shabula was trailed by immediate past MP in the area Greyford Monde who amassed 2,524 votes.

Sheikh Chifuwe of the Rainbow Party grabbed 1757 votes while FDD’S Irene Shilupizhi amassed 180 votes.

Opposition UPND has also scooped the seat of District council chairperson after its candidate Chilombo Gift polled 22, 645 against Francis Lubasi of PF who polled 1,882.