The United Party for National Development UPND in Eastern Province says it is optimistic that the party will win the local government by-elections in Sinda and Nyimba districts.
Electoral Commission of Zambia, ECZ, has set April 24th, 2018 as the date for Local Government By-Elections in areas where vacancies have arisen in various districts of the country.
In Eastern Province, by-elections will be held in Chiweza ward in Nyimba district and Chiwuyu ward in Sinda district.
UPND Provincial Spokesperson Victor Mbuzi says his party is optimistic that the party will scoop the two seats that were in the hands of the ruling party.
Mr. Mbuzi says the opposition political party is ready and that candidates who are contesting the two seats have been picked.
He further says that countrywide, the party will scoop all the fifteen local government by-elections.
Mr. Mbuzi adds that the ruling party should not expect people to vote like they voted in the last general elections, because electorates have lost faith in the ruling party.