UPND wins Kafue parliamentary and mayoral seats

UPND Mazabuka rally addressed by veep Kapita, hon Nkombo and others
UPND Mazabuka rally addressed by veep Kapita, hon Nkombo and others

United Party for National Development (UPND) has scooped the parliamentary and mayoral seats in Kafue constituency.
Announcing the results at around 23:30 hours last night, the constituency returning officer Lennie Nyambe declared Mirriam Chonya of UPND as duly elected MP for Kafue constituency with 18, 538.
Ms Chonya was closely followed by PF candidate, Gibson Sinkala, who got 16,051 votes.
And Mr Nyambe declared  Zulu Timothy of UPND as a winner for the position of council chairperson with 18,216 votes who beat his PF opponent Catherine Mutuna who got 17, 684 votes.
Earlier Mr Nyambe announced the Presidential votes in the district with UPND candidate Hakainde Hichilema leading with 18, 774 followed by PF’s Edgar Lungu with 16, 914.
Winter Kabimba of Rainbow party got 72, Tilyenji Kaunda of UNIP 56 votes, Andyford Banda of PAC got 62 votes and Edith Nawakwi of FDD 83 votes.
Other candidates were Saviour Chishimba of UPP with 44 votes and Green party candidate Peter Sinkamba with 27 votes.
Speaking earlier, the Kafue district electoral officer Aaron Kamalondo thanked the electorate, political parties and other stakeholders for being peaceful and responsible during campaigns and the voting period.