The ruling Patriotic Front has adopted Sensio Banda as the party’s candidate for the September 6 Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election.
Banda was selected ahead of several candidates among them Philemon Twasa, Charles Banda and Gideon Zulu.
The Kasenengwa seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Victoria Kalima who was also Gender Minister.
Aspiring candidates will file nominations on Thursday August 9.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has guided that only five senior officials of participating political parties will be allowed to accompany aspiring candidates into the nomination centre during the filing of nominations, while the rest of supporters will remain outside the four hundred parameters from the centre.
The by election in Kasenengwa has been necessitated by the death of area MP Victoria Kalima on 15th June 2018, while the vacancies in the wards are as a result of resignation of councillors.
Chipangali Member of Parliament Vincent Mwale will be the campaign manager in Kasenengwa.
By-elections will also be held in Kamalamba, Liyovu, Mabili, Nkenyauna and Shikombwe wards.