Mushipashi ward by – election postponed
Lusaka, March 3, ZANIS — The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has postponed the Mushipashi ward by-elections slated for April 23, 2013 in Mansa.
ECZ Public Relations Officer, Crispin Akufuna, says the ECZ will not hold the by – elections for Mushipashi Ward due to the passing away of United National Independence Party (UNIP) candidate, John Musonda who died on Saturday, March 29, 2013.
Mr Akufuna told ZANIS in a press statement today that the Commission will in due course set another date for nominations and the poll for the Ward, adding that stakeholders will be informed when the dates are determined.
Mr Akufuna, however, stated the nominations for candidates, who were validly nominated on March 28, 2013, remain valid and will not be required to file nomination papers again.
He maintained that by- elections for Kapiri – Mposhi and Lukulu West Parliamentary Constituencies and other 14 wards will proceed as planned on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.