Mulambo Haimbe, the parliamentary candidate for the United Party for National Development (UPND), has won the Lusaka Central seat.
In around 12:20 p.m., Lusaka Central Constituency Returning Officer Sandra Manyangwe declared Haimbe as dully elected member of parliament at Nakatindi Hall in Lusaka’s civic centre.
Ms Manyangwe revealed that Haimbe Mulambo of the UPND received 32,008 votes from all 116 polling stations, followed by Margaret Mwanakatwe of the Patriotic Front (PF), who received 23,614 votes.
“I hereby declare that Mulambo Haimbe of the UPND is the dully elected Member of Parliament for Lusaka Central having polled 32,008 votes cast,” she stressed.
And an interview with journalists, Mr Mulambo hailed his team for putting up the spirited fight.
ZANIS reports that the MP elect assured people of Lusaka Central Constituency of massive development ahead.
He underscored that he will embrace team spirit which will address different challenges facing the area.
“I am glad that the will of the people has prevailed and l will work with my team to ensure that we deliver on several issues,” he explained amidst jubilation from the supporters.
Meanwhile, UPND’s Ketty Manyangwe has also been elected as Councillor for Silwizya ward of Lusaka Central Constituency.
Returning officer Sandra Manyangwe declared Ketty as dully elected councilor having polled 3,647 votes beating her closest rival Ndolesha Tarcisious of the PF who scored 2,970.
Stakeholders at Nakatindi Hall remain anxious to hear results from the remaining six constituencies.