Tight Security Expected At Presidential Nominations

Over one thousand police officers have been deployed to oversee the filing in of presidential nominations at the Supreme Court in Lusaka commencing tomorrow Sunday, 7th August 2011.
Inspector General of Police, Francis Kabonde has told journalists that the service is working to facilitate orderly conduct of nominations.
Mr. Kabonde who was in the company of senior police commissioners says the service wants political party leaders to take charge of their cadres during the filing in of nominations.
He says the electoral commission of Zambia working with the police has agreed to allow only 200 cadres accompanying aspirants enter the Supreme Court grounds.
Mr. Kabonde says parties intending to carry out any unplanned activities must do so through police notification.
Meanwhile, about 17 presidential candidates are expected to file in over a six day period according to the time table released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
However, many of the political parties except the ruling MMD are yet to unveil their parliamentary candidates.
However, some close sources within the PF reveal that renowned HIV/AIDS activist Professor, Nkandu Luo has been adopted to stand in Munali Consituency.
Former permanent Secretary in Lusaka Province, Susan Sikaneta will be standing in Kafue while Former Nchanga Member of Parliament, Wilbur Simusa has been posted to stand in Chimwemwe were its former MP Willy Nsanda has been left out.
In Matero Constituency the PF is said to have fielded former Finance Bank official Miles Sampa.
Jean Kapata has been readopted to contest her Mandevu seat, while Chishimba Kambwili and former Home Affairs Minister Lameck Mangani will be re-contesting their constituencies which are Roan and Chipata Central.