PF grabs Mushindamo seat


THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has won the Mjushindamo council chairman seat after its candidate Peter Kapamba polled 1,715 votes beating his closest rival Lackson Mulumbi of the United Party for National Development (YPND) who trailed behind with 1,685 votes Returning officer Adrida Daka declared Peter Kapamba winner at exactly 12.35 hours after counting all the votes in all the 36 polling stations Kabisapi Primary school had been completed. “I have in accordance with the law ascertain the results of the poll in the said district and I therefore declare Peter Kapamba as duly elected council chairman for the district,” she said. A total of 3,444 votes were cast while 44 ballot papers were declared invalid in an election which was marred by voter apathy. And speaking to journalists shortly after being declared winner, Mr Kapamba pledged to develop the district by initiating various projects in all sectors. He said Mushindamo being a new district; he would  ensure that he worked closely with all the stakeholders such traditional leaders. ‘’I have been a civic leader before, so I am coming in the council with experience, and I will ensure that during my tenure the district is developed,” he said. He also thanked the electorates in the area for having confidence in him by voting for him. “Further I would to thank my party for adopting me as their candidate in this by election. And I promise that I will not disappoint them but ensure that I develop the area according to my campaign promises,” he said. Meanwhile, the PF has also scooped the a local government seat in Lalafuta in Mufumbwe district after its candidate Oliver Jilanda polled 271 votes beating his closest rival of the MMD who only managed 110 votes. And in Kalumbila, UPND’s Olix Kakwata scooped the seat by beating his to other contenders. Kakwata polled 6023 votes while the PF candidate Slavin Bulaya and Robert Ngobelo of PAC managed to get 906 and 48 votes respectively.