President Sata expected in Chipata tomorrow

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President Sata expected in Chipata tomorrow

Chipata, July 19, ZANIS —–President Michael Sata is tomorrow expected in Chipata district where is scheduled to drum  up support for Patriotic Front (PF) candidate, Lameck Mangani in the Chipata Central  constituency parliamentary by-election scheduled for July 25th.

According to a programme released by Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala, the Head of State will arrive at Chipata airport at 09:00 hours after which he will pay a courtesy call on
Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province at his Ephendukeni palace.

President Sata will address a public meeting in Dilika ward at Mchini market at 10:00 hours in the morning and at 14:00 hours he is expected to address another public rally in Kapata ward at Mpezeni Park.

The Head of State is expected to return to Lusaka soon after addressing the public meetings at 16:00 hours.

The Chipata Central Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the nullification of Ruben Mtolo Phiri as duly elected MP on grounds of electoral malpractice.

Mr Phiri is re-contesting the seat on the MMD ticket while Lameck Mangani is standing on the PF.

Others are Elina Nyirenda of United National Indepndency Party (UNIP), Kazembe  Daka of the National Restoration Party (NAREP) and Penelope Nkunika an independent candidate.