Lusaka – 13/01/21
The UPND has adopted Given Sakala and Makasa Kamifungo as candidates in the Vubwi Town Council Chairmanship and Miputu Ward elections slated for February 4th,2021.
The by-elections have been necessitated by the death of Vubwi Town Council Chairperson Joshua Daka as well as the resignation of Masaiti’s Miputu ward Councillor, Mabetti Hosini.
The adoptions were announced by UPND Chairman for Elections Garry Nkombo this afternoon at the Party Secretariat in Lusaka.
Mr Nkombo said the UPND as a party is of the view that the staging of the two by-elections is merely a waste of national resources which should have gone towards the acquisition of drugs and test kits in the fight against COVID-19.
He said the elected officials will if lucky only attend one Council meeting before the dissolution of Parliament and subsequent staging of fresh elections in August hence the need for the election body to have foregone the poll which is unlikely to yield any positive community impact.
GEARS Zambia Executive Director Mcdonald Chipenzi has also condemned the staging of the February 4th election and called on the ECZ to cancel the poll and concentrate on other election related activities.
Nominations for the poll is slated for tomorrow Thursday January 14th,2021.
(C) UPND MEDIA TEAM