ECZ U-turns election of PF council chairman

PF cadres celebrates on Lusaka's Great East Road-Picture by Tenson Mkhala

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has cancelled the election of PF Candidate Peter Kapamba as Chairperson for Mushindano District Council in the North Western Province.

After Thursday’s election for the position of Council Chairperson for the newly created Mushindano District, the Commission declared Kapamba as winner.

But today, Commission Public Relations Manager Crispin Akufuna confirmed in a statement that  Lackson Mulumbi of the UPND has being declared duly elected as the Council Chairperson after the mistake was corrected.

“After verification of results for Sontobo polling station which is one of the polling stations in the district, the Commission established that there was a mistake in the tabulation of the results at the polling station,” Akufuna said.

According to Section 76 of the Electoral Process Act, the Commission may correct a mistake committed by an Electoral officer in the tabulation of results within a week after the declaration of the results.

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