Movement for Multiparty Democracy Chairman for Elections Mr Kenneth Chipungu says that contrary to the common belief that MMD was the biggest loser in the recent by-elections, MMD actually came second in terms of total votes cast in the 5 by-elections. The total votes the PF got were 16,068, MMD had 15,532 and UPND 8,012. The 536 votes gap between PF and MMD demonstrates that there were almost as many people that voted for MMD as PF, while there was a 7,520 votes gap between MMD and UPND.
Reacting to PF Secretary General Edgar Lungu’s claims that PF winning 3 out of 5 by-elections proved that they would get a massive win in the 2016 General Elections, Mr Chipungu said that Mr Lungu’s statements were totally misleading. Mr Chipungu noted that the overall total votes are more important than total constituencies won.
Mr Chipungu CLAIMED also that by-elections do not have very good predictive value as MMD National Secretary Muhabu Lungu had demonstrated in a series of articles he wrote on the issue.