ADB scoops Lumbo ward in Mongu District
Mongu 26th February 2014-ZANIS—Alliance for Development and Democracy candidate Lufwendo Lufwendo has scoped the Lumbo ward Local Government by –elections in Mongu District of western Province.
Announcing election results today at Mutalaite Basic School, Returning Officer Jones Siang,ndu declared ADD candidate Lufwendo Lufwendo as a winner after obtaining 320 votes followed closed by his rival Patriotic Front (PF) Candidate Progress Njekwe who polled 206 votes ,United Party National for Development (UPND) polled 203 while MMD has managed a paltry five votes.
Meanwhile the returning Officer announced that five votes were rejected ballot papers.
Lumbo ward has the total of 747 registered voters.
However, the electorates at Mutilates Polling station complained that the by –elections were not free and fair.
The voters have since accused the traditional leader Chief Ishewambuto Mulondo Nawa of intimidating and forcing his subjects to vote for ADD party.
Acting PF District Chairman Phillip Lubosi said that the Chief threatened to evict any of his subjects from his traditional land should they vote for any party other than the ADD party.
‘’ Traditional leaders should not exert undue influence on their subjects supporting any particular party but to ensure that each stakeholder has been accorded an equal opportunity to participate in Political party”, he said.
He further observed that the Chief was at the Polling station from 06:00hours to 12:00hours forcing voters to vote for ADD party.
And UPND Vice Provincial Political Chairman Njamba Musangu stated that a chief by law were not supposed to be at the Polling station directing candidates who to vote for when elections are on.
PF Chair Lady for Mongu Central Constituency Enonge Musa narrated that if the chief in question wants to involve in active politics to resign as a chief or traditional leader and join politics.
Lumbo Ward seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent PF Candidate Hector Nyambe who died in Novembe3r 2014.