PF geared to scoop east ward by-elections
Chadiza, June 13,2013,ZANIS………The Patriotic Front (PF) in the eastern
province is confident that it will scoop all the forth-coming local
government by-elections in Chadiza and Vubwi districts.
PF Provincial Publicity Secretary Bright Chihana cited organizational weaknesses
in the opposition give confidence to the PF to win the seats in the polls slated for June 20.
Mr Chihana charged that the opposition is politically broke and too
weak to compete with the PF.
He was speaking at the Political parties liaison committee meeting
held at the Chadiza district Council Chamber.
Mr Chihana also pointed out that the PF was getting into the eastern
province faster than the MMD did adding that the PF was aiming at
gaining 95 percent of the votes in the 20th June by election in both
Chadiza and Vubwi districts.
Meanwhile, Mr Chihana refuted claims by the opposition that the
Patriotic Front was causing violence in Kabvumo ward adding that the
party was just protecting its members in camp.
He called for total discipline among his members during and after the
20 June Kabvumo ward poll.
Meanwhile, Chadiza district electoral officer Erof Hangoma urged all
the political parties contesting the by-election in the Kabvumo ward
to engage in peaceful campaigns and avoid politics of quarrels and
Addressing the District Political Parties Liaison Committee meeting
held at the Council Chamber, Mr. Hangoma said discrediting
public officers was not good as they were merely executing their
duties and did not belong to any political party but
served the government of the day.
All the five political parties namely Alliance for Democracy and Development
(ADD), Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Patriotic Front (PF),
United National Independence Party (UNIP) and United Party for
National Development (UPND) that attended the meeting are satisfied with the
way the campaigns were being conducted in Kabvumo ward.
The political parties further pledged to work with the
public officers assigned to work during the Kabvumo
The Kabvumo ward seat fell vacant following the resignation of area
councilor Adamson Phiri from the MMD to join the ruling PF ticket.
Others contesting the seat are Gabriel Mvula of MMD and Simon Phiri of UNIP.