GBM’s intent to contest PF presidency please Kasama electoral school
Kasama , November 18 th, 2014, ZANIS —— Sections of the electoral school in Kasama say they have welcomed Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba’s intention to contest for the PF presidency.
And some residents have reacted with mixed feelings the purported come back to active politics of former president Rupiah Banda.
In a random survey carried out by ZANIS, the electorate said there was nothing wrong with Mr. Mwamba’s intention to stand for presidency because he was a capable leader.
They have appealed to PF members to support the candidature of Mr. Mwamba for the party presidency.
The residents have since advised senior party officials in the Patriotic Front to follow the party constitution when selecting late president Michael Sata’s successor.
Mr. Mwamba yesterday offered himself for adoption by the PF to contest elections in the forth – coming presidential by-election.
PF members are due to adopt a presidential candidate who will be floated to contest the upcoming elections on the party ticket.
So far, three PF leaders who include Miles Sampa, Given Lubinda and Geoffrey Mwamba have shown interest to contest the polls.
And in another development some residents have reacted with mixed feelings the purported come back to active politics of former president Rupiah Banda.
Mutale Bwalya advised that Mr. Banda should stay in retirement and play an advisory role as a senior statesman of the country.
However, Steven Sampa argued that Mr. Banda has a democratic right to participate in the governance of the country at any level.
Sampa said there was no law that prevented Mr. Banda from returning to politics; especially that he only served less than one term.
He added that in the end, it will be up to the people of Zambia to decide through the ballot whether Mr. Banda was suitable to rule the nation again or not.