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Muzungu withdraws as three file in nominations for Mufumbwe

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Three candidates out of five vying for Mufumbwe Parliamentary seat have successfully filed in their nominations here today.

The three, who successfully filed in their nomination papers, include Steven Masumba for Patriotic Front (PF), Stafford Mulusa for Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) and Steven Kamwengo for United National Independence Party (UNIP).

However, Independent, Mulondwe Muzungu, announced his withdraw at 11:10 hours while National Restoration Party (NAREP) candidate, Kelvin Kaputula indicated his decline before the exercise started at 09:00 hours.

Mr Masumba filed in his nomination papers first few minutes before 10:00 hours under escort of Republican Vice-President, Guy Scott, who arrived in the town around 08:15 hours to give support to his party’s candidate.

He was followed by Mr Mulusa for MMD who filed in his nomination papers around 13:10 hours under the escort of the Party President, Nevers Mumba followed by UNIP’s Steven Kamwengo at 14:30 hours.

Both PF and MMD candidates enjoyed good crowds of supporters escorting them to the civic centre while UNIP had a small countable number of supporters.

The atmosphere during the nomination period was generally calm as police, clad in riot gear continued keeping an eye on the people to ensure peace and order.

The Mufumbwe seat fell vacant following Mr Masumba’s resignation from the MMD to join the PF recently.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set November 8, this year as polling day for the Mufumbwe by-elections.

ZANIS

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