CHISHIMBA Kambwili’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the party will contest the February 13, 2020 Chilubi Constituency parliamentary by-election.
The seat became vacant following the death of PF lawmaker Rosario Fundanga who was elected in August 2016.
17 PF members have have already applied to be adopted to contest the vacancy on the ruling party ticket.
The NDC, whose formation was inspired by a quarrel involving Kambwili and his friends in the PF, is confident that the party would scoop seat.
The party has already shamed the ruling party once when it won the Roan Constituency seat last April after Kambwili was removed as its member of parliament.
“The NDC has received overwhelming response from prospective candidates who want to stand on the party ticket.
We are confident as a party that we shall scoop the Chilubi seat looking at the massive support we enjoy in that part of the country,” party spokesperson Saboi Imboela said in a statement.
lmboela said the NDC has shortlisted three final applications from persons interested in standing on our ticket.
“We want to assure our members in Chilubi constituency and across the country that the party will field a popular candidate in the poll and they will be no imposition whatsoever,” said Imboela.
“We urge our bonafide members in Chilubi to continue mobilising the NDC as they await the announcement on the official candidate to stand on the NDC ticket.”