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The Electoral Commission of Zambia sets set October 22, as dates for Chilubi by election

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set 22nd October 2020 as the date to hold Council Chairperson’s by-elections for Chilubi Town Council in Northern Province and two Local Government ward elections in Mwansabombwe District of Luapula Province.

Acting Public Relations Manager, Sylvia Bwalya disclosed that the by-election in Chiluba is as a result of the death of former Town Council Chairperson Daniel Mwila who died on August 18, 2020.

The other Local Government by-elections in Mwansabombwe District arose following the resignation of two councilors.

Ms. Bwalya said there is a need for aspiring candidates in both contests to follow the stipulated guidelines before filing in their nominations.

She advised that failure to comply with the requirements would force the Commission to render the nomination papers null and void.

“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 1st October 2020 between 09:00 hours and 15:00 hours,” she said

Ms. Bwalya further stated that “aspiring candidates for the Chiluba Town Council Chairperson’s seat should take along with them 15 supporters, who must be registered voters in the said District. The supporters must have in their possession their Green National Registration Cards and Voters’ Cards. Aspiring candidates will be required to pay Two Thousand Kwacha, a non-refundable nomination fee. Aspiring candidates in the Local Government ward by-elections should take along with them nine supporters who must be registered voters in the affected wards. Aspiring candidates will be required to pay Four Hundred Kwacha (K400.00), non-refundable nomination fee,”

She further disclosed that the campaign period for the expected by-elections will commence on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at exactly 15:00 hours and end on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 18:00 hours.

She added that stakeholders and political parties who will be interested in monitoring and observing the elections should ensure that they apply for accreditation in time.

Ms. Bwalya stated that due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Commission has restricted campaign activities and advised that political parties should resort to more safe strategies such as the use of mobile Public Address Systems or the distribution of flyers among other options.

This is contained in a statement availed to the media by ECZ Acting Public Relations Manager, Sylvia Bwalya.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Well just shopping in Harods within my little one.

    Not sure I want to read this drivel.

    I hold a PhD

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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  2. Do these elections ever end ????

    What time has GRZ got to work ???

    I have never seen a country that spends so much time on elections like Zambia.

    No wounder we have lychers like KZ who do nothing but brag about winning elections…..

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  3. Spaka I understand your frustrations given that the party you support always loses elections. Even me if my party always lost elections, I would despise them. Remember democracy is not cheap. If we decide not to hold these by elections you will be first ones to scream dictatorship. So please just keep quiet sometimes

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  4. THE PROBLEM YA THE SO CALLED ECZ, IT IS A MIXURE OF BA PUNGWA AND BAMWANKOLE AND ALL ARE PF. POLICE IS ON TOP TO PROTECT BA PUNGWA NGABASOMPOLA AND THEN BAMWANKOLE CHILOMOLOMO EATS THE PREY.

  5. Please we UPND dont file in any nominations in all areas. Let us focuss on 2021 General elections. Let ba mwankole finght with air and ours is to focus on 2021.
    Please this not the time to ague with bapungwa mu chilamba.

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