The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has scoped the Mangango seat after its candidate Rodgers Lingweshi polled 2,971 votes from the 32 poling stations out of the total 33 poling stations in the constituency.
The PF candidate was followed by his closest rival Godwin Putu of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) who managed to get 2,336 votes from 32 out of the 33 polling stations in Mangango counted so far.
As at 06:15 this morning, ADD’s Naluwa Mwene was trailing in third position with 611 votes, UNIP’s candidate Janet Chingumbe was fourth with 377 votes; MMD’s Charles Mwenzala was firth with 147 and Fourth Revolution Party’s candidate Mukumbuta Kabuyana was in sixth position with 33 votes.
Returning Officer Kingsley Mtayachalo is expected this morning to announce the remaining results from Mushwala poling station which has a total number of 568 voters.
Mangango constituency has seven wards with 33 polling stations and 17,157 registered voters.
Out of the registered 17,157 voters, a total of 6, 471 votes were cast with about 60 votes rejected and about 10, 686 did not cast their votes.
Mr. Lingweshi served as a former civil leader in the previous UNIP and MMD government as a Councillor for Mangango Central Ward.
The Mangango seat fell vacant following the nullification of Robert Chiseke who also former Commerce Deputy Minister.
( Wednesday 20th August 2014 )
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