UPND leads in Luampa Constituency

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UPND leads in Luampa Constituency

Luampa, Jan 22/15, ZANIS——-The United Party for National
Development (UPND) has taken the lead in Luampa constituency with its candidate, Hakainde Hichilema, amassing 5,251 and the closest rival from the
ruling Patriotic Front (PF)’s Edger Lungu, scoring 1,449 votes.

Other candidates include Eric Chanda of the Fourth Revolution Party with 54 botes, Elias Chipimo of NAREP, 38 votes, Tiliyenji Kaunda of UNIP, 44 votes, Godfrey Miyanda
of Heritage Party 17 votes, and Nevers Mumber of MMD, 20, Edith Nawakwi of FDD, 22, Dan
Pule of CDP, 10 votes, Peter Sinkamba of Green Party, seven, Ludwig Sondashi, with 9 votes and 91 rejected ballots.

Returning Officer, Peter Mulenga, announced the results at Luampa
Constituency Totalling Centre today at 7:40hours.

And Luampa District Electoral Officer, Henry Siwakwi, described the
elections in Luampa as free and fair.

"We did not experience any form of violence in Luampa and I commend
all political parties for keeping peace during campaigns and I hope
they will accept the outcome of this election," Mr Siwakwi said.

However, Mr Siwakwi noted that Luampa Constituency has a lot of
challenges in terms of communication and road network.

He said most of the polling stations are in far-flung areas and there
is no communication network, adding that roads are in a bad state.

The voter turn up was low and a check by ZANIS in polling stations revealed that people started voting around 06:00 hours but were disturbed by heavy
rains experienced throughout Luampa District.