A ruling party official in the Mfinshe Ward local government by-election fell out of the race after being involved in a road traffic accident.
The official was due to file in his nominations yesterday but suffered a setback when he left his document behind.
Some opposition members mocked the PF official with others claiming he had sensed defeat and pulled out.
SUNDAY CHANDA EXPLAINS
Mfinshe Ward PF candidate in Road Traffic Accident, fails to file in his nomination papers
14th March 2019
Contrary to information circulating on Social media, the Patriotic Front candidate for Mfinshe Ward By-election in Malole Constituency, Mungwi District of Northern Province was unable to file in his nomination papers today, 14th March 2019.
The PF candidate had left behind some of the documents required by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
It was at this point that he left for the Boma Offices to collect the remaining documents.
Unfortunately he got involved in a road traffic accident on his way back. Due to this unforeseen situation, he was unable to beat the ECZ’s stipulated deadline for filling in.