Nominations for Livingstone parliamentary by-election begin

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The filing in of nominations by candidates for the Livingstone parliamentary by-elections have started at the Livingstone City Council.

Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy’s (MMD) Fred Siasuntwe was the first candidate to file his nominations at 10:00 hours.

Mr. Siasuntwe was flanked by nine supporters who were led by the party’s Vice President Michael Kaingu.

He was also accompanied by overzealous party cadres who waited outside council chambers as he (Mr. Siasuntwe) filed in his nominations.

Two other candidates, United Party for National Development’s (UPND) Regina Musokotwane and Patriotic Front’s Lawrence Evans are yet to file in their nominations.

The filing in of nominations is expected to end at about 15:00 hours today.

The Livingstone by-election, which is scheduled to take place on 28th February 2013, fell vacant after former UPND MP Howard Sikwela resigned from the opposition party due to alleged hostility from the party members.