Lusaka – 06/02/21
The United Party for National Development (UPND) has closed nominations for its forthcoming General Assembly recording an impressive 168 nominations with President Hakainde Hichilema going through unopposed for the 100 NMC positions.
Announcing the closure of the nominations which opened on January 28th,2021, Commissioner Pamela Chisanga said the Southern Province recorded 30 applicants while the Copperbelt and Lusaka had 22 each with the Western province having 28 applicants having successfully filed in by the deadline.
Ms. Chisanga added that Muchinga recorded 11, Central 9, Eastern,11, Luapula 13, Northern 10, and North-western has 13.
She assured the party and delegates to the February 14th,2021 Assembly on behalf of other Commissioners which include CiSCA’s Judith Mulenga, MacDonald Chipenzi’s of GEARS, and Nalucha Ziba’s of Action Aid of a fair and transparent process devoid of any malpractice.
“When we were invited to observe this election, we deliberated and realized that we have a duty to help Zambia nature and grow her democracy. We want to see to it that political parties seeking to lead the people of Zambia have structures that reflect what would become of them when they form a government. We are not being paid for this job and we are open to all political parties to work with us during their intraparty elections. We do this on a non-partisan basis and standing here is not an approval or endorsement of any political party coming into 2021,” she clarified.
The elective virtual Assembly will be held in each province under strict COVID-19 health guidelines and in line with Article 60 of the Constitution of Zambia amendment number 2 of 2016.
(C) UPND MEDIA TEAM