Three candidates have successfully filed their nomination for the September 6 Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election on a day that provided loads of drama with the UPND and NDC failing to file.
The candidates that successfully filed their nomination are the Patriotic Front’s Sensio Banda, John Zulu of the People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) and Abel Ngwenya of UPPZ.
UPND’s Dr Faustin Banda could not file his nomination after he failed to show up at the nomination centre at Chikungu Primary School.
Kasenengwa returning officer Noel Sichale declared the three as the only successful candidates around 15:00 hours.
Kasenengwa district electoral officer Mabvuto Masiye said the UPND indicated that it would bring a candidate during a stakeholders meeting but failed to do so.
He said at the close of the nomination there was no candidate that came from UPND although one representative of the party informed ECZ that they were expected to bring in a candidate but they did not do so until the close of the exercise.
UPND officials who were near the nomination centre left unceremoniously when it was clear that their no-show candidate would not file his nomination.