AVAP urges Katuba electorates to vote in large numbers

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The Anti Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) has called on the people of Katuba constituency to turn up in big numbers and vote for the candidate of their choice in the forthcoming parliamentarian by-election.

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AVAP Director Richwell Mulwami has meanwhile urged the electorates in Katuba to desist from receiving money in order to vote a certain candidate of the participating political parties.

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In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr. Mulwami said his organization will use its structures to sensitize people on the importance of voting.

He expressed sadness that most people do not vote for the candidate of their choice because of the intimidation they face at the hands of political parties.

And Mr. Mulwami has urged the people of Katuba constituency to vote for a candidate who will facilitate development in their area.

He also called on the law enforcement agencies to make sure there was peace before, during and after the elections.

The AVAP Director has further appealed to would be losing candidates to accept the outcome of the election results.

People in Katuba constituency of Central province go to the polls on February 25 after the seat fell vacant in December 2013 following the death of its MP, Patrick Chikusu.

Seven candidates are contesting seat. These are Moses Chilando of the ruling PATRIOTIC Front (PF), Cecil Holmes for Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), United Party for National Development’s (UPND) Jonas Shakafuswa, United National Independence Party’s (UNIP) Friday Malawo while the National Restoration Party (NAREP) is being represented by Joseph Mushalika.

Others are Patricia Mwashingwele of Alliance for a Better Zambia (ABZ) and National Revolution Party’s (NRP) Shakespeare Mwakamui.

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