PF Scopes Mukushi South Parliamentary by-elections

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The Patriotic Front (PF) has scooped has scoped the Mkushi South Parliamentary seat.

Davies Chisopa of the PF polled 1,458 votes against his closest rival Sydney Chisanga of Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) who got 1,258.

Agness Mambwe of the United Party for National Development managed 1,012 votes in the elections which saw 58 rejected votes.

A total of 4,796 votes were cast.

Mukushi South constituency which is located in Luano district has a total number of 12,793 registered voters and 23 polling stations.

Retaining Officer Kelly Mwebe announced the results at 10:00hours this morning.

The Mukushi South by-elections were necessitated by the nullification of Sydney Chisanga’s 2011 elections by the courts of law following a successful petition by Davies Chisopa on allegations of electoral malpractices by Mr Chisanga.

Speaking after being declared winner Mr Chisopa dedicated his victory to President Michael Sata.

Mr Chisopa also attributed his victory to having disseminated the right message during the campaigns.

He prioritized to improve the water sector in his constituency.

He assured the electorate that the PF believes in the decentralization policy were people should have power to rule themselves.

And PF campaign manager Philip Cosamu who is also Serenje Member of Parliament advised the newly elected MP to work diligently for the people and the government.

Mr Cosamu thanked the opposition political parties for conducting peaceful campaigns.