Nalolo residents brave rains to vote
Nalolo, January 20, 2015, ZANIS….About 254 voters at Muoyo Polling station have braved the rains to cast their votes in Nalolo Constituency.
Muoyo Polling station has been divided into two streams and has 509 registered voters.
Stream 1 Presiding Officer Chilayi Tedson disclosed to ZZANIS in Nalolo that the turn up was slow in the morning when the polling station opened at 06 hours due to the rains but slowly improved by midday.
Most parts of the country today experienced bad weather as rains continued to pour resulting in slow voter turn up in the Presidential by-election being contested by eleven candidates.
The Presidential by-election has been necessitated by the death of Zambia’s Fifth President Michael Sata who died last year in October.
The 5.2 million registered voters are trooping to polling stations across the 150 constituencies to elect the country’s Sixth Republican President to replace the late Mr Sata.
The presidential candidates include Edith Nawakwi (FDD), Tilyenji Kaunda (UNIP), Eric Chanda ( 4th Revolution Party), Peter Sinkamba (Green Party) and Ludwig Sondashi of the Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA).
Others aspirants to the country’s highest office in the land are Edgar Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), Godfrey Miyanda (Heritage Party), Dan Pule ( Christian Democratic Party), Elias Chipimo Junior (NAREP), Nevers Mumba (MMD) and Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND).