Unofficial results indicate the PF had picked good margins in the Northern and Eastern block.
As well as Ntumbachushi, the PF has bagged Shiwang’andu with preliminary results reading PF 545, UPND 47 and NDC 7.
In Chinsali’s Mikunka Ward, the PF was celebrating a good day after its candidate managed 644, UPND 186, NDC 187, EEP 79 and Rainbow 10 to win the seat.
The ruling party was also in good position in North Western province.
In Mafinga, the PF posted a runaway win after polling PF 858, UPND 194 with the NDC managing 165
In Lealui lower ward of Western province, a close race between the PF and UPND was recorded with 733 going to the former while the
UPND were at 596 at reporting time.
The PF had good leads in Chiweza, Nyimba Constituency and Sinda Wards. The UPND is expected to carry the day in its traditional stronghold of Southern province.
The early results were as follows;
Chiweza Ward [Nyimba]
Mombwe polling station
Utotwe polling station
Msima polling station
Nyakaloko polling station
Chiwuyu Ward [Sinda]
Makwesa Polling Station
PF – 181
UPND – 61
Michembo Polling Station
PF – 264
UPND – 126
These are unofficial numbers shared by credible monitors. The total figures will change to reflective comprehensive totals. The official results will be announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.