SOME Mandevu constituency aspiring candidates have lamented that the Electoral Commission of Zambia’s decision to cancel the parliamentary election following the death of one candidate, is not only costly but inconveniencing. UPND’s Aaron Mulope has expressed concern that it will be costly for parliamentary candidates to pay the nomination fee twice, further stating that it is daylight robbery. And PF’s Christopher Shakafuswa says there is need to amend the Constitution in order to avoid such instances. In an interview, Mulope said the commission could have allowed the party that had lost a candidate to file fresh nominations as opposed to cancelling the parliamentary election. “Money is very difficult to come by because of the economic hardships not being addressed by…...

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