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Vice President Guy Scott has arrived from Chipata district in Eastern Province where he went to drum up support for the Chipata Central Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Lameck Mangani in the forth coming parliamentary by- elections slated for July 25th, 2013.


Dr Scott arrived at City airport in Lusaka this afternoon.


The Vice President who was in Chipata since Friday 5th July, held a series of campaign rallies in four different wards namely Kanjala, Dilika, Msanga and Kapata wards.


In his address in all the rallies, Dr Scott called on the people to vote for the PF candidate and emphasized on the need to ensure that peace is maintained before, during and after elections.


Upon arrival in the district, the Vice President paid a courtesy call on Chief Mpezeni at Ephendukeni palace thereafter had a phone in programme on radio Breeze.


Later in the evening, Dr Scott was hosted to a dinner by Chipata Chambers of Commerce where various issues concerning the sector were raised.


On Saturday morning, the Vice President was again hosted to a working breaking fast by MICFORAFRICA Green which is a project that deals with organic diversified agricultural production in Chipata diocese.


After successfully addressing a number of rallies, Dr Scott met with civil servants to acquaint himself with their operations and to know the challenges that the civil service in the district are faced with.


On Sunday 7th July, also the day of his departure, Dr Scott visited Mwami border to check on the operations at the border post.


Before leaving for Lusaka, the Vice President held another campaign rally at Nadalisa Basic School in Kapata ward.


He was accompanied by Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu, Foreign Affairs Minister Effron Lungu, Lusaka Province Minister Benson Kapaya and other senior government and party officials.


The Chipata Central Parliamentary seat fail vacant after the High court nullified the elections of MMDs Reuben Mutolo.


Other political parties contesting in the Chipata Central Parliamentary by-elections include UNIP, MMD, NAREP and an independent candidate.