Four candidates yesterday successfully filed in their nomination papers to contest the Chitambo constituency by-elections in Serenje district.
Returning officer, Milton Sakala who is also Serenje district council deputy secretary, named the four as Mutale Chanda for PF/UPND, Timothy Kapolo for UNIP, Evans Chola for FDD and Solomon Musonda for MMD.
Mr. Sakala said all the nomination papers were valid.
The nomination exercise was done at Mukando basic school within Chitambo constituency.
PF/UPND candidate Mutale Chanda was the first to file in his nomination papers followed by Timothy Kapolo for UNIP.
FDD candidate Evans Chola was third with the ruling MMD party candidate, a medical doctor, Solomon Musonda filing in his papers last at about 12:25 hours.
Electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ) spokesperson Chris Akufuna who was present at the nomination centre described the who exercise as peaceful and done in a good mood.
MDD elections chairperson Mike Mulongoti, Home Affairs Minister Kolombo Mwansa, central province minister Ackimson Banda and ther MMD officials including national deputy secretary Jeff Kaande were present.
From the PF/UPND were Kabwata member of parliament Given Lubinda, Willie Nsanda and others while UNIP candidate Kapolo was escorted by party national chairperson for elections Chigaga Banda.
Meanwhile, three political parties have filed in to contest for the Mayoba ward by- election in Kalomo Southern province scheduled by August 13.
The three parties had their respective candidates successfully filed in their nominations papers in the Mayoba ward bye elections at Mayoba basic school of Kalomo before the 15 .00 hours deadline of today.
Announcing the filling in at 15 hours Wednesday, returning officer, Richard Mbwainga said DENIAS GUMBO of UNIP, PHIANIAS SILOKOMELA of UPND and OZARS SIAKASASA of the MMD had filled in their nomination papers without difficulties.
The candidates were escorted by their supporter who exhibited high conduct of discipline during the filling in process.
The Mayoba ward seat fell vacant early this year following the death of its former councilor, Bernard Mazuba.