Five candidates today successfully filled in their nominations for the Kapoche Constituency by- elections in Patauke district.
Returning officer, Andi Masenga told Zambia News and Information Services in Petauke that all the five nominations were valid.
Mr. Masenga said among those who filled in their nominations were Fashion Phiri from
the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD), Mark Tembo from Patriotic Front (PF), Charles Banda from (FDD), Sara Zulu from All People’s Congress Party (APC), and
Levison Mumba who is standing on United National Independence Party (UNIP).
And speaking shortly after filling in his nominations, Levison Mumba said he has
ditched the United Party for National Development (UPND) to join UNIP because he had
no position in the party.
Mr. Mumba said despite him working hard for UPND, that party decided to sideline him.
And former Kapoche Member of Parliament Nicholas Banda said he had accepted the high court ruling, adding that he would continue to support the MMD.
The Kapoche constituency fell vacant after the high court nullified the September 2006 general elections citing malpractice.
The Kapoche by-elections takes place on June 5, 2007.