The UPND has extended the period in which to receive applications from suitably qualified persons to stand as candidates on the UPND ticket.
The period has been extended from March 15 to March 25, 2016 to enable aspiring candidates adequate time to certify their certificates with the Examinations Council of Zambia.
UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says the extension has been necessitated by the process of verification and certification of Grade 12 certificates by the examinations body for aspiring candidates.
Mr. Kakoma has reminded aspiring candidates that application forms for positions of Member of Parliament, Mayor of a City or Municipal Council and Chairman of a District Council can be obtained from the Secretary General and UPND Provincial Chairpersons.
He said aspiring candidates are required to submit their application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications to the Constituency, Provincial and District chairpersons and the Secretary General.
And the MMD says it is overwhelmed by the number of people wishing to be adopted to contest elective public offices in the August 11 general election.
MMD Acting Spokesperson Reuben Sambo says score of people in Eastern, Northern and Northwestern provinces have applied to be adopted.
Reverend Sambo says people in other regions are also expressing interested to contest on the MMD ticket.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka today.