Two candidates have successfully filed in their nominations for the Chindwale Ward by-elections in Milanzi constituency of Katete District in Eastern Province, set for February 12th, 2019.

Jennifer Phiri has filed in her nominations on the United Party for National Development (UPND) ticket, while Odrick Banda has filed in his nominations on behalf of the Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking in an interview during the nominations, PF candidate Odrick Banda said he will be the development messenger for the people in Chindwale Ward.

“I will endeavor to bring development here which the previous office bearer failed to bring once voted in,” he said.

Meanwhile Ms Phiri the UPND candidate failed to give a statement during an interview due to interference by the media personnel from her party.

The media personal claimed Ms Phiri could not give any statement without his authorisation stating his party was currently vulnerable.

The ward fail vacant after the resignation of its Councillor John Banda on grounds of furthering his education.

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