THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set June 20, 2013 as the date for by-elections in Lusaka’s Feira Constituency and in 11 wards. ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that the wards had become vacant due to resignations and deaths and that the polls would take place from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.
The Feira parliamentary seat fell vacant following the resignation of MMD Feira Member of Parliament Patrick Ngoma, who joined the Patriotic Front.
“Aspiring candidates in the by-elections should lodge completed and attested statutory declarations and nomination papers subscribed on May 23, 2013 between 09:00 and 15:00 hours,” he said.
Mr Akufuna said aspiring candidates for the Feira seat should carry nine registered voters possessing national registration cards and their voters’ cards and would be required to pay a non-refundable KR500 nomination fee.