UPND wins Chavuma

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Counting of ballot papers in Chavuma Constituency has ended with UPND taking the lead.

UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, polled 6,185 votes and PF’s Edgar Lungu got 963 votes.

MMD candidate Nevers Mumba managed to get 205 votes, Edith Nawakwi of FDD got 50 votes and Eric Chanda of 4th Revolution Party scored 37 votes followed by UNIP leader, Tileyenji Kaunda, who scooped 30 votes.

NAREP’s Elias Chipimo polled 26 votes, Heritage leader Godfrey Miyanda had 17, Ludwig Sondashi of FDA got five votes.

Daniel Pule of CDP and Peter Sinkamba of Green Party got 4 votes each.

Forty-five ballot papers were rejected and there were no disputed ballot papers.

Meanwhile, a UPND party agent, who was arrested at Chiyeke polling station in Chavuma district of Northwestern Province on Tuesday this week where he openly accused PF of vote buying, has been charged with giving false information to a public officer.

Chingi Police Officer-in-Charge, Silata Simataa, who confirmed the development to ZANIS this morning, said the party agent in question was picked for interrogation after reporting to Chavuma District Electoral Officer, Handson Kachenjela, and other poll staff at Chiyeke polling station, that PF was buying votes in the area.

Mr Simataa identified the party agent as Kapalu Chekesa of Mutonga Village in Chiyeke area.

He said Kapulu failed to substantiate his claims and will be taken to Zambezi district for prosecution.

Kapalu was deployed at Chiyeke Polling station as an agent for UPND during the January 20 presidential elections.