ASPIRING candidates for the three political parties taking part in the upcoming Kapiri Mposhi Parliamentary elections yesterday successfully filed in nomination for which was characterized by singing of songs in praise of their candidates.
Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Eddie Musonda, United Party for National Development (UPND) Lawrence Zimba and UNIP’s Francis Mwape have all declared themselves ready and optimistic of wining the elections.
The first to file the nomination before returning officer Jimmy Musweu was Musonda who was accompanied by Vice President Guy Scott’s wife Charlotte, Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo, Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, Chishimba Kabwili Youths and Central Province Minister Philip Kosamu who is the campaign manager amid cheers by its supporters.
PF candidate was followed by Zimba who was accompanied by his UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and other party officials while Mwape was accompanied by Provincial party chairperson Steven Simwaka.
And Musonda in declaring his readiness said once elected he would ensure that he addresses challenges of roads, schools, health centers as well as agriculture on his developmental agenda in line with the party manifesto.
Kosamu said the PF candidate was a right candidate and that once elected on April 23, 2013 he would meet the expectation of its people while the UPND candidate says once elected he would continue to build on his programmehe left in few months he served as MP for the district and that he was confident of winning the election.
Hichilema who briefly addressed his party members called for peaceful, free and fair and non violence campaigns and elections and that the party candidate was a better candidate and claimed that some political parties attempted to buy him off but failed.
And UNIP candidate Mwape assured that once elected he would work towards improving on roads and establishment of industries so as to better the lives of the people.
The nomination closed at 15 :00 hours at old civic centerwas characterized by jubilation mood.
Meanwhile police officers were deployed to maintain law and order in the district and by press no reports of violence had been recorded according to Central province Commissioner Standwell Lungu.