Bangweulu Constituency which lost its Member of Parliament Chifita Matafwali two months ago is now looking for a replacement from the six registered political parties in the district.
Samfya District Council Secretary Harry Kwenda who is also the Electoral Officer for the by-election disclosed that the election has been set for August 6, 2015 and all candidates will be filing in their nominations today.
Mr Kwenda said by yesterday during the briefing for the political parties, the Patriotic Front-PF had indicated Anthony Kasandwe, Forum for Democracy and Development-FDD had indicated Ben Mwansa while NAREP had Morgan Mwewa.
The United Party for National Development-UPND had Bulanko Muuma while CDP had not yet come up with a possible candidate for nominations.
The Electoral Officer in Samfya added that Prudence Mwansa and Elijah Bwalya had shown interest to file as independent candidates.
He said the briefing for the Voter Education Committee Members, Voter Education Facilitators and Traditional leaders and their Headmen and women is planned for tomorrow July 10, 2015.
Mr Kwenda said Voter Education Facilitators will be deployed in the field on July 12, 2015 until July 31, 2015 in readiness for the by-election on August 6, 2015.
Mr. Kwenda said the political parties have conducted themselves in accordance with the electoral Act so far and expects the trend to continue prior, during and after poll day.
He confirmed that the PF have obtained a police permit to hold a political rally at Chiteta Primary School grounds today at 15.00 hours where they will show their preferred candidate to the people.