January 20 presidential election returning officer, acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda receiving nominations
January 20 presidential election returning officer, acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda receiving nominations

Eleven candidates have filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming presidential election. The January 20 presidential election returning officer, acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda yesterday declared that the 11 candidates have validly been nominated for the forthcoming poll.

They are Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu, United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema, MMD president Nevers Mumba, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi and Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA) leader Ludwig Sondashi.

Others are National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo, UNIP leader Tilyenji Kaunda, Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba, 4th Revolution leader Eric Chanda and Christian Democratic Party president Danny Pule.

However, 8 other candidate failed to file in their nominations.

Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) president Edwin Sakala, United Nationalist Party (UNP) president Ackim Ngosa and Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) president Mubita Wakumelo have withdrawn from the January 20 presidential election.

Mr Sakala, Mr Ngosa and Mr Wakumelo have joined five other party presidents who have pulled out of the race.

These are James Mtonga of the Common Cause Democracy, Gerry Sikazwe of the People’s Redemption Party, Alex Muliokela of the Poor People’s Party, Cosmo Mumba of the National Revolution Party and an unidentified Democratic Party candidate.

Mr Sakala told journalists yesterday that his party has deciced to pull out of the race because it has no capacity to carry out a nationwide campaign.

“ZDDM had a preferred candidate in the name of former President Rupiah Banda who due to circumstances beyond our control has not been able to file in his nominations,” he said.

And Mr Ngosa said he will not participate in the January 20 presidential election because of circumstances beyond his control.

He said he will participate in the 2016 general elections.

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  1. It’s believed that the name “Kasama” was a result of an incident that happened a long time ago when a hat of a white man got hooked or entangled in the bushes. So the place where the hat got hooked or entangled came to be known as Kasama, and this is where the town Kasama developed. –

    HON GUY SCOTT TOGETHER WITH THE KATONDO BOYS AND BOOSTELE TEAM WILL BE IN KASAMA TOMORROW..COME HAVE LUNCH WITH US AT SINAMU LODGE,CENTRAL TOWN, KASAMA.

    2015 vote PF(Edgar)

    I thank you

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    • So you want to corrupt people with a lump of nshima? Is it the reason why m/meal prices are kept so high as to make vulnerable for easy nshima lumps corruption? Katondo boys why can’t you talk of reducing m/meal prices instead of calling people for lunch just a lump of nshima as if you will always provide it. This is an insult to electorates in Kasama. How foolish are those who can be bought for a lump of nshima? Your rantings borders on electoral malpractices. And you are decampaigning pf with your foolishness.

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  2. The Name Chibuluma originates from the row of lions which were in that area a long time ago,

    Chililabombwe originates from the frogs that used to make noise around that town

    Roan in luanshya was born from a roan antelope that was shot by a white hunter and as it fell, its horn dug out a copper stone, which resulted in the formation of a mine called roane antelope mine.

    Luanshya was a big snake,

    Kapiri originates from the mountain that you see as you approach kapiri from the direction of Ndola,

    Livingstone originates from David livingstone.

    John Chinena originates from a chief who liked sleeping around with women

    Please complete the list so that we have origins of all names of places

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  3. yes Its Lungu in state house as confirmed by ECZ by putting his name first in the list .

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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    • That is my observation too. The order is as follows:

      They are Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu, United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema, MMD president Nevers Mumba, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi and Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA) leader Ludwig Sondashi.

      Others are National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo, UNIP leader Tilyenji Kaunda, Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba, 4th Revolution leader Eric Chanda and Christian Democratic Party president Danny Pule.

      Congratulations 6th President of the Republic of Zambia, Lungu.

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  4. ….from the list one wonders what some of the candidates aim to achieve….the K10, 000 fees they paid is actually annual salaries to some people and these guys choose to ‘flush in the toilet..’…people like Tilyenji, Sondashi etc………
    …..this is evidently a two horse race…..

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    • Your point is vert true but I think the reality is these guys (small parties) don’t pay this money from their pockets. They are sponsored by bigger parties or a few individuals so as to try spilt the vote as much as possible.

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  5. Have not seen the general’s name anywhere on the list. WHat is the position for Heritage party? The battle is now between EL and HH, the rest should have pulled out completely and not waste their dire resources

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