ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse
ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set Tuesday, 5th June as the date on which to hold the Parliamentary by-election in Chilanga Constituency of Chilanga District. The by-elections in Chilanga will be held on the same day with Six (6) Local Government wards in Mwense, Kasama,Chienge, Sinda and Nyimba districts.

The vacancy in Chilanga Constituency occurred following the conviction of the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mr. Keith Mukata by the High Court. The vacancies in the 6 wards have occurred as a result of a death and resignations.

Aspiring candidates in the by-elections should lodge completed and attested statutory declaration and nomination papers subscribed before a Magistrate, Local Court Magistrate, Head of a Government Primary or Secondary School, Principal of a College, Commissioner of Oaths, Election Officer or Returning Officer on Thursday, 3rd of May, 2018 between 09:00 hours and 15:00 hours.

Aspiring candidates for the Chilanga Parliamentary seat should take along with them fifteen (15) supporters who must be registered voters in the Constituency. The supporters must have in their possession their green National Registration Cards and voters’ cards.

Aspiring candidates in the Chilanga Parliamentary by-election will be required to pay Seven Thousand Five Hundred Kwacha (K7,500.00), non-refundable nomination fee. Aspiring candidates in the Local Government by-elections should take along with them nine (9) supporters who must be registered voters in the affected wards. Aspiring candidates will be required to pay Seven Hundred and fifty Kwacha (K750.00), for City and Municipal Councils and Four Hundred Kwacha (K400.00) for District Councils non-refundable nomination fee.

Candidates in both the Parliamentary and the Local Government by-elections must also present their certified copies of their grade 12 certificates or equivalent or higher qualification, which must be verified by the Examination Council of Zambia or the Zambia Qualification Authority respectively.

In view of this, the Commission wishes to advise aspiring candidates who may wish to contest in these by-elections that failure to comply with these requirements shall render the nomination papers null and void.

Media personnel and Registered Non-Governmental Organisations wishing to monitor/observe the elections are advised to apply for accreditation in the respective districts, which will take place from 27th April to 1st June2018.

Accreditation for political party officials wishing to monitor elections in the constituency shall only be up to a maximum of 10 members per political party.

Please note that only a maximum of 5 accredited members per political party and two accredited representatives of NGOs shall be authorised to represent their respective political parties or NGOs at the Collation Centre (Totaling Centre).

Only three (3) senior officials of any participating political party with Electoral Commission of Zambia accreditation will be allowed to accompany aspiring candidates into the Nomination Centre during the filing of nominations. The rest of the supporters should remain outside the 400 metre parameter from the Polling Station, in accordance with the law.

In addition, not more than two (2) political party members per participating political party shall be allowed to witness counting of votes at the Polling Station.

Note that the campaign period for these elections commences on Thursday 3rd May, 2018 after 15:00 hours and will end at 18:00 hours on Monday 4th June, 2018.

Margaret Chimanse
Public Relations Manager
Electoral Commission of Zambia

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Please people, respect women.
    That picture of Margaret was when she was from shower in bath gown, bra and hair. Whats wrong with these names of Margaret kanshi?

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    • Hahaha Nostradamus you said the same thing over this picture last year..very good observation…if indeed that’s a bath rob then whoever took that picture had a good time but definitely not you Nostradamus

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  2. Beautiful woman! God be with you madam and serve without fear and favour and I know you will but the delusion forces who see “ballot papers being moved in any vehicle” will continue to hallucinate about you! Don’t worry about them! They have a tribal agenda! UPND is a tribal grouping masquerading as a political party.

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    • This seat was UPND’s in the first place. PF is not losing the seat to anyone. It is UPND who have to struggle to retain it. PF is firmly on the ground and they are very likely to grab it from UPND.

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  3. One here others to follow soon! Run! Bullies and Hooligans from the Bullying and Hooligans wing of the Tribal Grouping Party also erroneously called “UPND Party.”

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  4. Yes K7 500 nomination fee for those who intend to stand in chilanga.infact it must be put at K75 000 to chess away time wasters!!
    Chilanga rural has a lot of tongas,so UPND seat will be retained by this tribal grouping.but if PF do their homework well,they can get it from the hands of tongas camped in upnd!!

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    • HOW AFRICAN STATES HAVE COLLAPSED: In Africa we have seen some states collapse such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Central African Republic and lastly Ivory Coast came close. None collapsed in one day but over a period of time. And when collapse came, there was widespread murder, rape and wht-hv-u. Everyone was looking for somewhere safe to run to, including election officials, lawyers and judges leaving their wigs and robes behind. The international community had to come in and pick up the pieces. Causes were many: failure to hold fair elections, corrupt election dispute resolution mechanism, corruption, tribalism etc. Will other African countries learn?

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  5. PF SHOULD UP THEIR FIGURES HERE, AND THAT IS IMPORTANT. THE UPND, AS USUAL WILL SCOOP THAT SEAT AS THERE ARE MORE TONGAS THERE AS OBSRVED BY LH.

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  6. Kiki tongas are a but omen. Why do they only vote for upnd regardless. This is 5tupidity indeed. Why can’t they do a 5tupid thing by not voting for upnd this time.

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  7. So Keith lost the seat for sure. It seems learned Speaker Judge Dr. Matibini knows his law.
    @ Chisenga. The UPND have not ‘usually’ won Chilanga seat. In recent times, Keith ‘converted’ from being MMD MP. I expect UPND to win, however. But Surprises are possible. Remember PF winning Livingstone central? And UPND winning Kafulafuta?

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  8. Advise to all. Let’s avoid tribal talk and bad language. Whoever wins is our representative relying on our taxi for all works. So let’s make them accountable for our resources. We should not be voting on tribal or party lines but on character of someone. God bless us all

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    • Yes, it’s curtains for Keith Mukata. There is a joke that one test of a legal system that is good enough is the number of lawyers that get convicted because these chaps are good at gaming the system! Too few lawyers go to jail in Zambia.

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  9. UPND is not Tonga,it is you quacks and charlatans in PF who are always tribal coz you think you’re superior to others. That wrong thinking and it will always be earning you dundumwezi cocktails in UPND strongholds.

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  10. upnd is not a tribal party check ur house before you open it pf
    Sunday Chanda
    Davies mwila
    mumbi phiri
    Edgar lungu
    Ronald chitotela
    ireen kabanshi
    Antonio MWANZA
    kampamba mulenga
    Dora Siliya
    frank bwalya
    Christine kaseba
    the list is endless pf is a tribal party sit educate your brain with facts.

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