PF scoops Baambwe ward
Namwala, March 1, ZANIS ——— The ruling Patriotic Front has scooped the Baambwe Ward in Chief Mukobela’s chiefdom of Namwala district.
Patriotic Front candidate Oliver Ndombe polled 392 votes followed by United Party for National Development (UPND) Victor Shiluwe who polled 348 votes and lastly the Movement for Multiparty Democracy candidate Goodwin Mulachi who got 28 votes .
Namwala Returning officer Gibson Mweemba declared PF’s candidate Oliver Ndombe winner of the Baambwe Ward by elections at 21:40 hours last night after pouring 392 votes out of a total votes cast of 772 votes while a total of 4 votes were spoiled votes.
The Namwala Baambwe Ward fell vacant after Mr Ndombe who has since retained the seat, resigning from the former ruling party MMD on whose ticket he stood in 2011 general elections and was the only MMD candidate out of the 14 Wards in Namwala district at the time.
Mr Ndombe late last year decided to resign from MMD and joined PF where he was adopted and scooped the seat yesterday under the ruling PF making him the only PF Councillor in Namwala district.
And Namwala PF District Chairman Felix Chibwe said that the scooping of the Namwala Baambwe Ward is a symbol that the party is growing in the district.
Mr Chibwe said his executive in the district will do everything possible to make sure the ruling party scoops all the 14 wards and the parliamentary seat in 2016 general elections.
By press time efforts to get a comment from UPND and MMD district chairmen failed as their phones were answered.