Four candidates have successfully filed in their nominations for the Roan Parliamentary by-election in Luanshya which is slated for April 11, 2019.

Candidates from the ruling Patriotic Front, the opposition NDC, UPPZ and PAC filed in their nominations at Roan Antelope Secondary School in Luanshya today.

The first to file was 39-year-old Joseph Chishala from the opposition National Democratic Congress who arrived at the nominations centre at 10:03 hours.

Mr Chishala, a former trade unionist, was escorted to Roan Antelope Secondary School by NDC consultant Chishimba Kambwili and UPND deputy secretary general Patrick Mucheleka.

After Mr Chishala filed, Mr Kambwili said UPND and NDC have decided to support one candidate each in the Roan and Bahati parliamentary by-elections.

He said in Roan, the UPND is supporting the NDC candidate while the NDC will support the UPND candidate in Bahati Constituency.

Another candidate who filed in is Mwansa Chama from the People’s Alliance for Change -PAC.

Mr Chama initially came with his supporters to file in at 11:00 hours but he was turned away by police officers as the NDC candidate was still filling in his papers.

He came back 30 minutes later escorted by PAC Secretary General Herald Mulawu and was allowed to enter the nomination centre.

According to the schedule issued by the Electoral Commission of Zambia, UPPZ, UPND and PF will also file in for the Roan seat.

But UPND deputy Secretary General Patrick Mucheleka has told journalists that his party will not have a candidate in Roan Constituency as it is supporting the NDC.


Meanwhile, ECZ officials and heavily armed Police officers have barred journalists from ZNBC, Diamond TV, Radio Phoenix, The Mast and Times of Zambia from covering the filing of nominations in Roan.

The ECZ officials have given instructions to Police officers to lock the gate and only allow reporters from Radio Icengelo, Zambia Daily Mail and ZANIS who were accredited yesterday.

When reached for a comment, ECZ public relations manager Margaret Chimanse said journalists who have not been accredited should not enter the nomination centre. She said notice for accreditation was given.

Meanwhile, Five Political parties have successfully filed in their nominations for the Bahati Parliamentary by-election.

The five candidates are from the Patriotic Front -PF-, United Party for National Development-UPND- and Forum for Democracy and Development-FDD-.

Others are United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia-UPPZ- and People’s Alliance for Change-PAC-.

And all the candidates have expressed optimism that they will scoop the April 11, by-election.

The PF’s candidate is Charles Chalwe, while PAC has Isaac Lukwesa with the UPND fielding Justine Bwalya.

The UPPZ has fielded Clement Mwila while the FDD candidate is Emmanuel Chanshi.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. So far so good.
    ECZ will give you rounds of campaigns. Please stick to your schedules.
    Show seshekeans how to peaceful campaign, vote and win. By buyas that side feel intimidated by PF’s symbol and turn violent.
    May the best team win.

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    • When is CK’s chap filing in his? I thought UPNDEADs were to support NDC’s candidate.
      Kampyongo, amenso pamo. I definitely do not want to hear of chaos on the CB. People there are civilized and highly principled.

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    • Yaa people on copperbelt don’t like fighting, but insults mamama. Especially women.
      I will never forget when a girl selling fritters didn’t have change to give an elderly man from Luapula change, and started undressing in bus so man can have s6x instead of money back.
      I have so many memories from KMB bus station in Kitwe.
      Even Jerabos don’t fight, they on insult. It’s Luapula culture.

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    • All these strong looking men and they dont seem to have anything positive to contribute to the Zambian economy…just being a Cadre…..No wonder we dont develop

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    • So everyone else their party is in acronym but PF in full. “Candidates from the ruling Patriotic Front, the opposition NDC, UPPZ and PAC.”

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    • Let them bring Sesheke witches, let’s see if Luanshya mayors witchraft can match.
      I like witchraft tooo much.

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    • Why was GBM gassed at kasama golf club during presidential elections?

      And was Lusambo blacking roads and markets in Ndola to the opposition ?

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  2. I am in Luapula right now and I passed by the nomination venue in Senama. Imagine there were 5 parties and each with its people- brushing shoulder with each other…. thats what we want in this country. people should co-exist despite belonging to different political parties. Well done Bahati so far.

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  3. One of the candidates when interviewed said, he will bring employment to the people of roan constituency. Total madness. Even boma has failed to bring employment, then you a mere MP will bring employment. How?

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    • UPND is synonymous with violence. Therefore, where there is no UPND, there is no violence. And as if violence was not enough, they have now resorted to using witchcraft just to win elections!
      PATHETIC.

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  4. NDC and upndeads supporting each other in Roan and Bahati? GBV what did I tell you? Next running mate is Chimbwili the new bemba toy and stooge for trib.al Hacks. Trib.al Hacks no quality, imagine Chimbwili as his ally, or is it desperation for TH?

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  5. Or I nearly forgot, this means Chimbwili admitting a humiliating loss in the High Court. Good luck with the legal fees ba Chimbwili, by the way you have stopped flying to UK for breakfast? Disciplined by lawyers’ fees?

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  6. Lungu ordered kapoyongo not to forment any PF violence , after Sesheke videos of PF attack’s on voters and banning of prime tv because they took the videos , Lungu has been put on notice by the the west and is trying to behave normal…..

    Why he did not issue instructions to kapoyongo all along is baffling…..

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    • Kulibe baba….. all along there has never been violence in Luapula and Copper belt during elections but on the contrary there has been violence always in the UPND strong hold…why?.

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    • Ba UPND! Why can’t you deal with matters in-house ?
      You seem to be so obsessed with the West. One would wonder how you people run your homes.
      Mwanana ufosize fa ndu, you report him to Donald Trump.
      Is this the style of leadership you’ll subject the Zambians to in an event that you win the next elections?
      I am not inspired at all.

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  7. The normalcy you see in these elections is all thanks to prime tv…..if prime tv did not take the videos of PF violence that led Mwila to order they be banned, there would have been serious PF and police violence against the opposition, because of that 30 day ban, the West is watching Lungu , he has now ordered kapoyongo that no violence.

    So that 30 day ban was not was not in vain….

    We thank you prime tv

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    • Kulibe baba….. all along there has never been violence in Luapula and Copper belt during elections but on the contrary there has been violence always in the UPND strong hold…why?.

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  8. There is no violence in Roan because these so called mpetas in pf cannot fight cks jerabos, that they know too well. Ck draws strength from the same. PF boys can’t forget how they were clobbered in sesheke. Once beaten twice shy.

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    • Kulibe baba….. all along there has never been violence in Luapula and Copper belt during elections but on the contrary there has been violence always in the UPND strong hold…why?.

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  9. PFoools haven’t ferried their uneducated cadres to these places yet you will once their cadres or vampires get to these towns, violence will start PFoools equals uneducated, theft and violence, some thing you can’t even teach dogs

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