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PF wins big in by elections, takes 13 out of 16 seats

The ruling PF emerged as big winners in local government by elections held on Tuesday retaining all the nine in PF strongholds while grabbing four out of seven wards in UPND strongholds.

The PF has grabbed Kalilele, Mushindano and Kanongo in North Western province.

Other wards are Lealui in Mongu, Nampundwe and Shibuyunji in Central province.

The PF has also won Kakoma, Mafinga, Kalebe, Shiwang’andu in Muchinga, Mikunku in Chinsali, Luapula, Kalulushi and Kansunswa in Mufulira on the Copperbelt.

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The other seats are Ntumbachushi, Kawambwa in Luapula province and Munwa, Chiweza and Chiwuyu in the Eastern. Province.

And speaking during a news briefing at the Party’s secretariat in Lusaka, Mr Mwila says the election results also prove that Zambians still believed in the Patriotic Front despite attacks and insults from the UPND and the National Democratic Congress.

He has since urged the PF members who defected to the NDC to go back to the ruling party.

Mr Mwila has also thanked the people who voted for the PF for the first time.

And Mr Mwila says the party is ready for the by-election in Chilanga Constituency which fell vacant following the conviction and sentencing to death of former member of Parliament Keith Mukata.

He says so far 10 applications have been received from members willing to participate in the Chilanga by-elections.

And the has lifted the 30 day suspension it slapped on its Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri.

Mrs Phiri was suspended for gross misconduct.

PF Secretary General Davis Mwila announced the lifting of the suspension during the news briefing.

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