ECZ ready to conduct Katuba By-election
The Electoral Commission of Zambia has said that the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has notified Commission on the vacancy in Katuba Constituency.
The Commission is now awaiting guidance from the Attorney General’s office on the date for the by-election.
ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse said that ECZ is ready to conduct a by-election hence preparations for the Katuba by election have starte.
The Katuba seat fell vacant after the death of UPND area Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele.
Meanwhile, ECZ has announced dates for the local Government by elections for Maambo and Lupui wards in Pemba and Mitete districts respectively
“Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has set Tuesday, 6th June, 2019 as the date on which to conduct Two (2) Local Government by-elections in Maambo Ward of Pemba District and Lupui Ward in Mitete District. The vacancies in Maambo and Lupui wards are as a result of resignations of Councillors on 18th and 11th March 2019 respectively,” she said.
The polls will take place from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.
Ms Chimanse said aspiring candidates in the by-elections should lodge completed and attested statutory declaration and nomination papers 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 Thursday 23rd May.
She said the Commission wishes to advise aspiring candidates who may wish to contest in these elections and by-elections that failure to comply with these requirements shall render the nomination papers null and void.