The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set 20th January 2022, as a date on which to hold the Kabwata constituency Parliamentary by-elections.
ECZ Corporate Affairs Manager Partricia Luhanga said in a statement, that on the same date, the Commission will conduct two Local Government Ward by-elections in Liangati Ward of Senanga Town Council in Western Province and Sokontwe Ward of Milenge District of Luapula Province.
Ms Luhanga noted that nominations for the said by-elections will be on Tuesday, 28th December 2021.
“The polls will take place on 20th January, 2022 from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours,” she said.
Ms Luhanga explained that the election in Kabwata Constituency has been necessitated following the death of United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament, Mr. Levy Mkandawire on Thursday 18th November, 2021. While the vacancy in Liangati Ward is as a result of the death of UPND Councillor Mr. Mwangala Sililo on 4th November, 2021.
She said the vacancy for Sokontwe Ward has been necessitated by the resignation of
Independent Councillor Vincent Kunda on 28th October, 2021.
“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 for Oaths, Election Officer or returning officer on Tuesday, 28th December, 2021 between 09:00 hours and 15:00 hours,” she said.
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