The opposition UPND has scooped the Katuba Parliamentary by election which was held yesterday. Returning officer Mutandi Mwanamwali declared the UPND candidate Jonas Shakafuswa as duly elected MP at about 10: 20 hours this morning. Mr. Shakafuswa who beat six other candidates polled 4,781 votes followed by his closest rival Moses Chilando of the PF who polled 2,747 votes. MMD’s Cecil Homes polled 734, NAREP’s Joseph Mushalika with 566 votes while Patricia Mwashingwele of Alliance for BetterZambia polled 393. UNIP candidate Allan Malawo only managed 124 polls with National Revolution Party’s Shakespeare Mwakamui polling a paltry 23 votes. And speaking to journalists shortly after being declared winner, Mr. Shakafuswa said his election is a wakeup call to the PF government. “I just feel there is a lot of work in Katuba that needs to be done. I will be going to Parliament to go and wake up the useless PF MPs as the President refers to them,” he said. A total number of 9,481 votes were cast out of the over 28, 707 registered voters. 134 ballots were rejected.