PF geared to scoop east ward by-elections

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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

ward by-election.


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.