President Edgar Lungu has asked MMD member and former area MP Faustina Sinyangwe to contest the Matero seat on PF ticket, as most genuine PF members refuse to apply.
Sinyangwe alongside eight other candidates that include former press aide to Rupiah Banda and Lusaka lawyer Dickson Jere.
The filing of applications for candidates to be considered for adoption by the Patriotic Front as Members of Parliament in the forthcoming August 2016 General Elections has been extended to Tuesday 8th March, 2016.
Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa Mwamba, was initially considered favourite is leading the pack but Lungu asked Sinyangwe to lodge the application.
Below is the full list of applicants that have filed before the Matero Constituency Committee as compilied at the close of the day on Sunday.
Emmanuel Mwamba, Simon Mapulanga, Mulenga Kazhiya, Mike Guru, Dickson Jere, Faustina Siyangwe, Lucy N’gona, Vanessa Silungwe, Rocky Mukandila, Horace Longwe.
Lungu has done a similar donchi kubeba on people he doesn’t want like Chishimba Kambwili in Roan and Nkandu Luo in Munali constituencies.