Taima says he was not rejected

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–The un-adopted Solwezi East Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring candidate, Richard Taima, has vowed to remain loyal to President Michael Sata and the entire PF leadership.

And Mr Taima has described statement from the named online media publications that he was rejected by the people of Solwezi East Constituency as “misplaced”.

Mr Tama said he will remain loyal to President Sata and the entire PF leadership, adding that he will also remain committed to help strengthen the party membership in Solwezi.

He, however, said he is only waiting for further instructions from the party leadership so that he can beef up the campaigns for the forthcoming Solwezi East Parliamentary by-election.

In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr Taima said he willingly decided to work with President Michael Sata because he is a visionary leader who is capable of bringing massive development to the entire country.

And Mr Taima has strongly refuted online media reports that he was rejected in Solwezi, saying he was in the race of the entire adoption process but only dropped out after it came to his attention that he was not eligible.

Mr Taima has since appealed to some sections of the media to speak from factual positions and not resort to painting a bad picture of him to the entire nation.

Three candidates have so far been adopted by their political parties and last week they successfully filed in their nominations for the Solwezi East Parliamentary by-elections slated for July 25, this year.

These include Peter Illunga of the ruling Patriotic Front, Clephus Luwaile of United National Independence Party (UNIP) and Villie Lombanya of United Party for National Development (UPND).

The Solwezi East constituency seat fell vacant following the resignation of former area Member of Parliament, Richard Taima, to join the ruling Patriotic Front.