The United Party for National Development (UPND) expresses its gratitude for the resounding support it received in the recent by-elections held in Upangoma Ward, Kalabo District, Western Province, and Mukubwe Ward, Ngabwe District, Central Province, on October 12th, 2023.
In a statement Issued by UPND Secretary General, Batuke Imenda, the victory in these two by-elections not only signifies the confidence the Zambian people have in the UPND but also underscores their trust in President Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND leadership.
The peaceful and orderly conduct of these by-elections serves as a testament to the restoration of law and order under the UPND’s New Dawn Government.
This peaceful atmosphere is in line with the UPND’s commitment to upholding human rights, the rule of law, press freedom, and fostering economic growth as core priorities of its administration.
The residents of Upangoma and Mukubwe Wards have recognized the capable leadership of the UPND, leading to a strong voter turnout in support of the party. This achievement reflects the dedication and commitment of the UPND to serve the best interests of the Zambian people.
The UPND extends its heartfelt congratulations to its candidates, Alick Lumingu and Mwechela Sianga, for their unwavering efforts in the by-elections. They have been duly elected as Members of the Ngabwe and Kalabo Councils in Mukubwe and Upangoma Wards, respectively.
The UPND also acknowledges and applauds the opposition political parties that participated in the by-elections. Their active involvement is a critical component of a thriving democracy, as elections form the cornerstone of democratic governance.
The party reassures its members that it remains committed to creating opportunities for them and for all citizens. The UPND encourages its members to maintain their focus and dedication, as the party continues to make significant progress in all regions of the country.
As a party in government, the UPND emphasizes its role as a servant of the people. The welfare and service to the citizens are top priorities, and the party does not take the mandate granted by the Zambian people for granted.
Under the leadership of the UPND, every Zambian citizen will have equal opportunities to participate in the socio-economic development of the nation. The UPND’s approach to development is inclusive, ensuring that all regions and sectors benefit from its policies and initiatives.
The UPND remains dedicated to building a prosperous and equitable Zambia where the principles of justice, fairness, and equal opportunity prevail.