Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), has won the Malambo constituency in the Mambwe region of Eastern Province. Mr. Hichilema received 16,169 legitimate votes, whereas his incumbent President, Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF), received 13, 347 valid votes.
Oscar Musonda, the Returning Officer for the Malambo seat, announced that 31,506 votes were cast, with 1,059 being rejected.
And Peter Phiri, the UPND’s parliamentary candidate, has won the Malambo constituency seat. Mr. Phiri received 14,951 votes against his closest competitor.
Mr. Musonda, the Returning Officer for Malambo constituency declared Mr. Phiri as winner of the parliamentary seat. Mr. Musonda further said that 31,477 votes were cast in the parliamentary pool out of which, 956 were rejected.
Meanwhile, the UPND has also scooped the council chairperson seat for Mambwe town council Isaac Zulu of the UPND emerged winner with 13,803 valid votes, beating Stephen Zulu of the Patriotic Front who came second with 10,577 valid votes.
Returning Officer Mambwe district, Henry Siwakwi, declared Mr. Zulu of the UPND duly elected council chairperson for the Mambwe town council.