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UPPZ, UPND, PF, UNIP, NDC, UPP, others successfully file in Lusaka Mayor nominations

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By Bryan Chafwila

The United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ), the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Patriotic Front (PF), the United Independence Party (UNIP) and United Progressive Party (UPP), and the National Democratic Congress-NDC this afternoon successfully filed in the Mayoral nomination papers at the Lusaka’s Civic Center.

Addressing supporters at the UPPZ Secretariat, party President, Charles Chanda told his supporters that he was very happy to have Mr Leo Musukwa successfully file in the nomination papers.

He also reiterated the party’s ideology of ‘flesh’ blood in politics.

He was also quick to mention that he had given the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) sleepless nights with his empowerment programmes such as land and the “get back to school” programme aimed empowering children who can’t afford access to quality education.

“Am so happy to have filed in my nomination papers. This means we will be going head on with the other contestants in the city of Lusaka,” said Mr Musukwa.

The Patriotic Front’s Miles Sampa also successfully filed in his nomination papers at 10:30 hours, and thereafter proceeded to the party Secretariat where he thanked the party leadership and supporters for according him the support as well as for adopting him.

By press time, more political parties such as the Republican Progress Party’s Lesley Chikuse were still filing in their nomination papers.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had set June 26 for the filing-in of nomination papers for the Chipangali Constituency Chairperson, Chasefu Constituency Chairperson, Chilanga Constituency Chairperson as well as the Mayoral elections for the Greater City of Lusaka.

The Mayoral election is set for July 26, 2018, which will see the people of Lusaka select a new mayor for the Greater City of Lusaka.

The mayoral seat fell vacant after the demise of PF’s Wilson Kalumba’s demise.


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