President Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated the Patriotic Front (PF) for winning the Luangwa Council chairperson by-election.
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The PF candidate Lawrence Shaba retained the seat, with 4075 votes against UPND’s Authur Lungu who clocked 3767 votes.
He says that how democracy works providing two faces, a win or a lose.
President Hichilema says a losing athlete will have questions, but will just get to the drawing board once again, with hope to do better next time.
The President says a lot of his supporters are not happy with the loss but adds that how democracy works.
Meanwhile, Hichilema urged supporters not to lose hope and implored them to campaign for the party by selling its programs to the masses.