Only the UPND and FDD will compete for the Mfinshe Ward By-election in Malole Constituency, Mungwi District of Northern Province. The PF failed to field a candidate as the person they wanted to sponsor has no grade 12 certificate. PF’s Joseph Mulenga went to file in nominations but was told to produce a grade 12 certificate or it’s equivalent but failed. He then went home to collect the non existent certificate but ended up in accident.
Back at the nomination center, Returning officer, Gaston Phiri declared Bruno Mubanga of the United party for National Development and Ignatius Mutale from the Forum for Democracy and Development as the two successful filed in nominations.
Speaking in separate interviews, both candidates promised to deliver the much-needed development to the people of Mfinshe ward.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set April 11th 2019, as the date for the local government by elections.
The Mfinshe by-election was necessitated following the resignation of Independent councilor, Anthony Mubanga.