SUSAN Kawandami of the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) is the new member of parliament for Ndola’s Chifubu constituency.

Returning officer Roy Kuseka announced that Kawandami got 6, 976 while her closest rival MMD’s Frank Ng’ambi trailed with 4, 539 votes.

Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) candidate Charles Milupi also retained the Luena parliamentary seat after recording 3, 688 votes. UPND through its candidate Muyunda Ililonga got 1, 806 leaving 116 votes to ULP candidate Kachala Musole and 115 to UNIP’s Mutokela Mutokela.

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Michael Sata told the Post that PF’s victory in the Chifubu parliamentary by-election is the people’s verdict against thieves and their allies.

He said the MMD losses in Chifubu and Luena constituencies showed that the people had lost confidence in the ruling party.

“Even if our Pact partner UPND has not won in Luena, we are consoled that the seat has gone to the opposition,” he said.

Sata boasted that PF had never lost a parliamentary by-election in its strongholds.

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