President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses a rally to drum up Support for Chawama PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe on April 12,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

All is set for the Masaiti, Chawama and Senga Hill parliamentary by-elections slated for Tuesday.

This follows the delivery of all election materials and deployment of electoral officers to all the 47 polling centers in Masaiti.

Masaiti District Electoral Officer, Maguwi Simunkolomba has confirmed the development in an interview with ZNBC’s Collins Chama in Masaiti today.

Mr Simunkolomba said he expects a hundred per cent voter turn out as polling stations open at 06:00 hours tomorrow.

Masaiti constituency has 26 thousand 362 registered voters with 51 streams for voting.

Five candidates are vying for the Masaiti seat.

The seat fell vacant after the nullification of the 2011 election results by the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile candidates contesting the Chawama parliamentary by-election are confident of scooping the seat.

PF’s Lawrence Sichalwe says he will win the seat because the people of Chawama have confidence in him and the ruling party.

Mr. Sichalwe told ZNBC News in Chiwama today that the people of Chawama want the PF to continue its developmental projects in the area.

And UPND candidate, Charles Kaselwa said he will win because he has sold himself well.

Mr. Kaselwa said the people of Chawama want a change of leadership in the area.

Meanwhile UNIP’s Biwel Kaluba said once voted into office he will ensure that he delivers development to the constituency.

Mr. Kaluba said people of Chawama will vote for him because as a resident of Chawama he knows their needs better.

National Revolution Party’s Martha Mumba appealed to voters especially the women to vote for her.

Efforts to get Fourth Revolution Party candidate, Benson Silwimba failed by press time.

And in Northern Province Brian Mwale reports that the deployment of ballot papers and staff for Tuesday’s Parliamentary by-elections in Senga Hill Constituency is expected to be complete by the end of the day.

Mbala District Electoral Officer, Ronald Daka says the deployment started yesterday for all the 47 polling stations in the constituency.

Brian Mwale reports that Mr Daka has however, said heavy rains yesterday slowed down the exercise as some roads became impassable.

And Mr. Daka who is also Mbala District Town Clerk adds that 2-hundred and 47 poll staff have been engaged.

Senga Hill has 32-thousand 4-hundred and 47 registered voters.

The Senga Hill seat fell vacant following the nullification of then MMD Member of Parliament Kapembwa Simbao’s elections by the Supreme Court.

Mr. Simbao is now standing on the PF ticket while Giles Yambayamba is contesting on the UPND ticket.

And the Foundation for Democratic Process -FODEP- has hailed the peaceful campaigns in all the three constituencies ahead of Tuesdays by-elections.

FODEP Executive Director, McDonald Chipenzi says his organisation is impressed that all the participating political parties conducted peaceful campaigns.

Mr. Chipenzi told ZNBC News that the peaceful campaigns are a sign of a maturing democracy.

He urged all political players to continue being peaceful during and after the polls.

Mr. Chipenzi also appealed to voters in the three constituencies to turn out in numbers and elect candidates of their choice

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13 COMMENTS

    • PLEASE PIPO OF SENGA HILL AND MASAITI SHOW THESE BA STAR DS OF KAPEMBWA SIMBAO AND MICHAEL KATAMBO AND THEIR small god RB and door mat RB that us the TRUE PF we don’t want them in PF .
      VOTE FOR GILES YAMBA YAMBA the rightful owner and PETER MUMBA FOR UPND.

      RB AND LUNGU KU MAWA UKO KWINE

      BONUS ALSO FROM CHAWAMA

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    • Yes kabili Ku Chawama they just follow blindly despite spending their days on empty stomachs and highly unemployed

      Ifintu ni Ka Lungu

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  1. lsk times hav changed their play games ,their now pro lungu.they are supporting lungu in everything they are writing and only showing pf rallies in support of pf but no picture for hh or upnd.they hated sata a bemba under pf but in love with lungu their fellow easterner.check how they have changed just now in their reporting.

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    • hh loves to be endorsed,
      You could see that rare smile he wore that time. No wonder he complained that he was robbed of the victory…shame. You could see that he could not differentiate between the fooling and genuine endorsements such that in the process he refused the genuine endorsement from Munkombwe. Come 2016, he will not refuse Munkombwe’s endorsement coz he shall need it. Patel will also endorse him. Pathetic situation. I will endorse him if only he can apologise to me for his ‘only a tonga’ remark he made. You see I love UPND as it was then, not upnd as it is now (tribal). I don’t need his money but his leadership if it is improved. For parliamentary elections in Masaiti,vote wisely.

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  2. Chawama and Senga Hill are going to PF….and Masaiti is UPND. Anything other than this trend, will be victories for either UPND or PF.
    No need for forune tellers or octopus.

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    • in your f u c k I n g dreams
      wish Zambians can be told on how to vote wisely

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  3. Can some one please tell Mr.CHINWENWENWE that Zambia has an official language and there re over 72 local languages spoken around the Country. Not all of us understand his preferred local language. He is a president of all of us and not a village headman

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  4. PF leads in Chawama by 2,033. Only 12 polling stations have been counted so far.
    In Masaiti it is neck to neck with UPND. The opposition has maintained a slim lead over PF by 78 votes from 7 polling stations counted so far.
    Preliminary results from Nsenga Hills are yet to be confirmed though exit polls show that PF candidate will carry the day.
    Stay tuned.

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