ECZ sets date for Kabwata elections

 ECZ sets date for Kabwata elections

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set February 3, 2022 as the new date for Kabwata Parliamentary by-election.

Eligible contestants from various political parties are expected to file their nominations on January 19, 2022.

Male contestants will have to pay K15, 000 while their female counterparts will pay K13, 500 for nomination fees.

Aspiring candidates will have to raise 15 supporters each who must be registered voters in Kabwata Constituency.

Candidates are also expected to present certified copies of their Grade 12 Certificates, as a minimum academic qualification or equivalent.

Failure to comply with such requirements shall render the nomination papers null and void.

This was according to a statement issued by ECZ Corporate Affairs Manager Patricia Luhanga.

The Kabwata Parliamentary by-election is as the result of the death of UPND MP Levy Mkandawire who died in a road accident shortly after he was elected.

The by-election was earlier set for January 20, 2022, but where postponed after United Progressive People (UPP) Francis Libanda pulled out of the race.