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Sean Tembo takes fresh fees to ConCourt

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
THE Electoral Commission of Zambia’s (ECZ) decision to ask candidates in next month’s Kabwata parliamentary by-election to pay fresh nomination fees is being challenged in the Constitutional Court.
Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) president Sean Tembo wants the court to stop the commission from getting fresh fees from contenders that have already paid the money.
Mr Tembo contends that it would be unfair and irrational for ECZ to ask aspiring candidates to pay K15,000 for the second time, as this will disadvantage ‘small’ political parties.
Following the death of UPND Kabwata legislator Levy Mkandawire on November 18 last year, ECZ declared the Kabwata seat vacant and called for filing of nominations ahead of a by-election which had been set for January 20.,
Male contenders paid K15,000 nomination fees while CLICK TO READ MORE


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