Sibongile Mwamba, daughter of Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has applied to contest the Lukashya Constituency under the Patriotic Front against the constitution.
The new Constitution doesn’t allow a candidate who participated in the elections until after the cycle of five years lapses.
Sibongile contested Kasama Central Constituency in 2016 under the UPND.
This change is part of a raft of amendments that took effect in 2016.
The new Constitution also doesn’t allow candidates that caused a by election to participate, and also bars by-elections six months before the general elections.
It also bars parliamentary candidates that fail in an election from being nominated as MPs.