Power and Politics

UPND wins all three local govt by-elections in Copperbelt, Central and Northern Provinces


The ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) has scooped all the three local government by-elections, which took place on Thursday.

The Three Wards are Chitimukulu, in Chililabombwe on the Copperbelt Province, Muchinda Ward in Serenje in Central province, and Katilye ward, in Lupososhi, in the Northern province.

UPND’s Ernest Kasakula won the Katilye local government seat, in Lupososhi.

Katilye Ward Returning Officer, David Mbulo, declared Mr. Kasakula as the duly elected representative after he polled 181 votes.

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Kasakula’s closest rival was Hendricks Kabwe of the Socialist Party (SP), who got 320 votes.

In Chitimukulu ward, UPND’s Solomom Banda polled 501 votes, to beat the closet rival, the opposition Patriotic Front (PF’s) Donald Mwape, who got 251 votes.

Returning Officer, Micheal Katebe, declared Mr. Banda duly elected Councillor for Chitimukulu ward on Thursday.

And in Serenje, UPND’s Thomas Phiri polled 1,291 votes to beat his closest rival, Rodwell Kunda of the Socialist Party (SP), who got 817 votes.

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