President Edgar Lungu and his running mate, Inonge Wina have successfully filed-in their nominations for the August 11, Presidential election.
This was after the dual swore the affidavit confirming declarations of documents and assets.
Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- Chairperson, Esau Chulu declared the dual’s nomination successful at exactly 10:10 hours today.
Justice Chulu says President Lungu and Vice President, Mrs Wina have been validly nominated in the August elections.
He says the declaration follows adequate scrutiny of the dual’s documents.
And President Lungu told supporters that gathered at the Nomination Centre ground that the PF remains committed to the ideals of the late President Michael Sata.
President Lungu said the PF will emerge victorious in the August polls because of its pro-poor policies.
The President said he believes in the unity of purpose adding that there is need for all those who aspired to various positions to remain united.
Meanwhile Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ Public Relations Manager, Chris Akufuna has told Breeze News that UPP, United Progress Party President Dr. Saviour Chishimba and Rainbow Party leader, Wynter Kabimba are also expected to file in their nomination papers today.
The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy MMD is contesting 12 out of 18 parliamentary seats in Eastern Province.
MMD National Chairperson for Agriculture Chishala Chilufya has confirmed to Breeze News.
Mr. Chilufya says that the former ruling party is contesting Chasefu and Lumezi in Lundazi district and all the four constituencies in Chipata.
Other seats are Mkaika and Milanzi in Katete district, Kapoche in Sinda district, Kaumbwe in Petauke district and Nyimba parliamentary seat.
This means that the MMD will not contest Malambo, Lundazi Central, Vubwi, Sinda, Petauke Central and Msanzala.
Mr. Chilufya says that the party had to evaluate the candidates who wanted to contest all the seats in Eastern Province before making a final decision.
And Mr. Chilufya has urged people of Eastern Province to support President Edgar Lungu on August 11.
The United Party for National Development UPND has promised to improve the lives of Zambians if voted into power on August 11.
National Chairperson for Youth and Sports Development Michael Chuzu says that the UPND has a ten point plan that critically addresses all areas of development.
Speaking during Political Hour Programme on Breeze FM this morning, Mr. Chuzu alleged that the agriculture sector has been mismanaged while feeder roads have been neglected by government.
He says the UPND will ensure that farmers are given inputs on time while payment to farmers selling various crops to government will be made promptly.
Mr. Chuzu says that the UPND will also promote growing of other crops apart from maize, create more jobs and ensure that they reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.
And Mr. Chuzu defended UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema against reports that he amassed his wealth at the expense of many Zambians who lost their jobs through the privatisation and disposal of parastatal companies like ECU, the Eastern Cooperative Union.
He says that Mr. Hichilema played a very clean role in the privatisation programme, stating that this was among the reasons why he is the best man to lead Zambia for the next five years.
Mr. Chuzu also assured Zambians that UPND will not take any vengeful decisions against anyone who does not support the party if they win the elections.