PF Suffer Technical Defeat In Rural Zambia

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The Patriotic Front (PF) has the Mshinshe Ward by-election of Malole Constituency after failing to file nomination and this has attracted the wrath of the ruling party with Secretary General Davies Mwila.

Mr. Mwila has since given Northern Province PF Executive Committee Chairperson seven days in which to exculpate himself in writing.

He says failure to file nomination is not in line with the responsibilities of the provincial executive committee as it is violates regulation 29 of the party Constitution.

On 14th March 2019, PF candidate was unable to file in his nominations after he was sent back by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) over his failure to produce all required documents and later got himself involved in a road traffic accident.

And the party has removed from the Central Committee chairperson for Mines Christopher Yaluma.

Mr Mwila has explained that Mr Yaluma who is Commerce Minister has been removed from his position of chairperson for Mines for missing three Central Committee meeting.

Meanwhile, the People’s Alliance for Change has accused the ruling PF of vote buying in Roan Constituency ahead of the by-election.

Party president Andyford Banda has opposed Mines Minister Richard Musukwa’s decision to give slag dumps in Chingola and Luanshya to youths during election time.

Last week Musukwa gave a provisional license to the small-scale miners popularly known as Jerabos to start mining at the slag dump in Chingola.

And further, Mr. Banda has urged the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) not to pay a blind eye to the breach of the electoral code by the ruling party.

But ECZ Public Relations Manager Margret Chimanse has encouraged aggrieved political parties to report to the district management committees.

Meanwhile Patriotic Front Deputy Media director Antonio Mwanza has stated that the ruling Party will continue rolling out development whether there are elections or not.

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