The Electoral commission of Zambia ECZ has cancelled the Kabwata parliamentary by election following the resignation of United Progressive Party candidate Francis Libanda from the election.
ECZ Chief electoral officers Kryticous Nshindano says this follows a new later that Mr. Libanda submitted to the commission dated 7th January 2022 where he invoked article 52 of the electoral constitution which allows for cancellation of the by election.
Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Nshindano said that the new date of the by election will be announced in due course.
Mr. Nshindano said that the commission will call for fresh nominations for the by election adding that all participants will have to pay nominations fess again.
He has therefore called for the cancellation of all forms of campaign in Kabwata constituency with immediate effect.