NAREP candidate delays close of nominations
Kalabo, July 11,2014, ZANIS……..National Restoration Party (NAREP) candidate for the Buleya ward by-election yesterday delayed the close of nominations for the local government seat because he had difficulties to find nine supporters required for him to successfully file in his nomination.
The 33-year-old Kanona Kalezhi had by 14:40 hours, 20 minutes before official closing time only five eligible voters to support his candidature.
Mr Kalezhi only managed to get the other four supporters, 3 minutes before official closing time and barely succeeded to file in his nomination papers at 15:55 hours.
The other five political parties participating in the by-election had their candidates successfully file in their nominations on schedule.
Kalabo Constituency Returning officer Fredrick Siyunda confirmed that all the six candidates did meet the required documentation needed for them to contest in the by- election set for August 19, 2014.
The five other political parties vying for the local government seat are Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) which fielded in Simasiku Pelekelo, United Party for National Development (UPND) whose candidate is Namitondo Liuwamweya while the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has adopted Mubita Moono to contest on its ticket.
Other political parties were the Movement for Multipaty Democracy which is fielding Muweme Kameya and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) whose is being represented by Sitali Kayawa.
The exercise went on peacefully and was characterized by song and dance in the different camps of the participating political parties.
Buleya Ward fell vacant after Oliver Mandumbwa, an opposition UPND councilor resigned to join the civil service in the newly created Sikongo district where he has been employed.