Politics

UPND, PF To Renew Rivalry In Sept 14 By-Election

The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country.

Northern, Central and Muchinga will hold council chairpersonship with eight wards holding polls for councillor positions with PF and UPND being the only political parties to field to candidates for all positions.

According to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), nominations of candidates for the forthcoming Council Chairperson Elections in Lunte (Northern Province), Lavushimanda, Kanchibiya (both in Muchinga Province) and Itezhi Tezhi (Central Province) districts.

Candidates who have successfully filed their nominations in Lunte are Simon Chanda of the Patriotic Front, Lazarous Chongo of the United Party for National Development and George Chikwanda, an independent candidate.

In Lavushimanda, two candidates filed their nominations on Monday. UPND’s Mupenda Mwelwa and the PF candidate Humphery Katemba will battle for the council chairmanship.

In Kanchibiya, Chipalo Mwansa of the PF and Kanjela Silvario of the UPND are the successful candidates while in Itezhi Tezhi PF’s candidate Kaingu Namakau, UPND’s Stephen Shaloba, Party of National Unity’s Shilupezi Irene and Independent candidate Oliver Sitengu make up the race.

The by-election in Itezhi Tezhi, district has been necessitated following the death of the incumbent Council Chairperson. The creation of Kanchibiya, Lavushimanda and Lunte districts necessitated the need for Council Chairpersons’ elections in the said districts.

ECZ will also hold by-elections in eight (8) Local Government Wards namely; Chililalila, Chitwi, Luansobe, Luntomfwe, Libonda, Mpidi Kakonga, Chimanja and Mabinga.

The vacancies in eight (8) wards are as a result of deaths and resignations of incumbent Councillors.

16 Comments

  1. man chali

    Ave to pass

  2. Chisenga

    BUT ALL THE SEATS IN NP AND MP WILL GO TO PF. THE FEW IN CENTRAL PROVINCE (ORIGINALLY SP) WILL GO TO UPND AS USUAL. THE PF REMAINS POPULAR AT NATIONAL LEVEL.

    • Franktok

      You will soon add that in NP and MP the vote is a result of popularity whereas in CP (formerly SP) it is tribal. Some logic!

      • Chisenga

        THAT IS VERY TRUE. THOUGH I CANNOT BASE IT ON THESE BY ELECTIONS. IT IS BASED ON HISTORY. AFTER THE DEATH OF MAZOKA A PROCLAMATION WAS MADE BY THE FOUNDERS OF UPND. THE VOTING PATTERNS, THE MP COHORT, THE EXECUTIVE COMPOSITION, THE BEHAVIOUR OF CHIEFS FROM SP, THE NAMES OF TRESSON SUSPECTS ETC ALL POINT TO THE TRIBAL CHARACTER OF UPND.

  3. commando

    I call upon all the farmers in the areas where the elections will be held to VENT their anguish and anger by voting for the opposition in september.Am looking forward to the period before the elections to see the new colour of lies they (pf)will be flashing to the farmer.Farmers,be serious with your voting in september.Let your complaints be seen whether it can be used as a litmus test or not.Chilyenshita yakusala ngayakumana baisa mukutuzembaika…..

  4. joe

    the end of pf

  5. sly lizho

    chilyenshita yakusala nga yakumana nishi baisa mukutubepaika

  6. wizkid

    @……Commando I you surely believe that H.H will change things in Zambia.Our Zambia is divided even under lungu’s reign.It’s only me and you who can change things.These technocrats have failed the Zambian people.Even us Zambians are to blame because we vote political rejects who don’t have heart for this country.we need good managers for our Country to survive.

  7. General

    UPND 4ward

  8. Truth

    Pf will win the NP seats on tribal lines. They can never vote for anyone from the UPND

  9. Hansel Johns

    PF for sure will get bout 90% of this election

  10. Willie's

    Are we still thinking of tribal grounds?Let us be realistic,things will not be as you think.UPND will take a lead.

  11. Him

    People how many citizens are benefing from HH orECL orGBM or Inonge Wins directly on tribal lines?
    We can’t eat tribe let’s put people who has heart for the fellow people regardless the region they belong to,we have eyes to see and ears to hear wake up people!!!

  12. Malindi

    I like the comments of one franktok! Failure even just giving a real name on itself is a serious abnormality! Keep your tribal politics we are moving forward..

  13. Phonetic

    The country at large have so far observed the situation they are passing through ,2021 will determine .

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