The Patriotic Front -PF- has defeated the United Party for National Development (UPND) in the Nangula ward by-election in Luena constituency which the two political parties contested yesterday.
Returning Officer Likando Mubiana, declared Kayando Tabo as duly elected area ward Councillor few minutes before midnight.
Mr Likando announced that the PF candidate scooped 868 while UPND’s Wasamunu Yamboto, got 342 out of the 1,219 votes cast.
Meanwhile, the newly elected Nangula Councilor has expressed gratitude to residents of Luena and the PF for according her an opportunity to serve as a local leader in Luena constituency.
Ms Tabo has promised to work with the local people to fulfil her campaign promises to the electorate.
And PF Provincial Chairperson Bright Kufuka, who thanked the electorates for voting for a PF candidate, said the campaigns went on smoothly and were issued based with no violence.
Mr Kufuka pointed out that the PF will work closely with the people to deliver communication towers and promote adequate and clean water supply through installation of boreholes to the people.
District Electoral Officer John Machai said the elections were peaceful, free and fair.
Mr Machai said the turnout was impressive as people exercised their right to vote and have chosen their preferred representative in the Council.
And it is worth noting that with the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, high levels of compliance from voters on COVID-19 preventive measures as guided by the Ministry of Health were observed, he said
The Mangala ward seat fell vacant after UPND area ward Councilor Mate Ndombo, resigned last year and the seat was contested by the PF and the UPND.
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Source – ZNBC