The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has suffered a major setback in the Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election with its candidate Dr Faustina Banda withdrawing his candidature.
Dr Banda has pulled the rug on the UPND on the day of nominations throwing the UPND bid in disarray.
The ruling Patriotic Front is fielding Sensio Banda in the seat that fell vacant following the death of incumbent Victoria Kalima.
Nominations are being held today at Chikungu Primary School.
More details to follow…