Sesheke Heads To The Polls
Following worrying levels of violence and even an alleged attempted assassination on UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, Sesheke is heading to the polls. Both President Lungu and Opposition Leader Hichilema have been leading the campaigns for their respective parties.
Four candidates successfully filed nominations for the by-election.
The ruling Patriotic Front candidate has fielded Dean Masule while the opposition UPND will go with Romeo Kang’ombe.
Other contestants are Lifuti Muhau representing the People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) and United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) is fielding Victor Kalimukwa.
Elections will also take place in seven (7) Local Government By-elections in Anoya Zulu Ward of Chililabombwe District, Munyama Ward of Kabwe District, Mkomba Ward of Lundazi District, Chindwale Ward of Katete District, Chinkutila Ward of Chifunabuli District, Nkombwa Ward of Isoka District and Sewe Mungole Ward of Chavuma District.
The by-election has come about due to the death of the former MP Frank Kufakwandi in November 2018.
Meanwhile the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that declaration of the winner in the Sesheke by-election be done 24 hours later due to the challenges in accessing seven polling stations.