Saturday, 5 March 2011


OPPOSITION Patriotic Front (PF) has scooped the Mporokoso parliamentary seat after its candidate Maynard Misapa polled 2, 844 votes against MMD candidate Dominic Musonda’s 2, 217 votes – a difference of 627 votes.
.Misapa, who was MMD Mporokoso parliamentarian and sports deputy minister before he defected to the PF about three months ago.
Returning officer, Felix Kaluba, announced that UNIP’s candidate Anthony Nkonde got 71 and NAREP’s Joyce Mukando got 435 while 47 ballot papers were rejected as invalid.
Only 5567 people voted out of slightly over 12, 000 registered voters, resulting in less than 50 per cent voter turnout.
Several people – young and old – on foot, bicycles and in vehicles went round the market and townships dancing, ululating and chanting pro-PF slogans after Misapa was declared winner.

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