Cosmo Mumba withdraws from presidential race

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–National Revolutionary Party president, Cosmo Mumba, has withdrawn from the Presidential race for the January 20, 2015 elections.

Mr Mumba, who was accompanied by his wife and a handful of supporters, told journalists at the Supreme Court that he had withdrawn from contesting next year’s Presidential elections because he was still mourning late President, Michael Sata, who was his mentor.

Mr Mumba said since he was not ready to stand in the 2015 elections he will rally behind the PF Presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu, and join the team in campaigning for him.

He disputed past reports that he withdraws from Presidential races because he fails to raise the required nomination fee.

Mr Mumba boasted that he was rich and cannot fail to pay the K10 000 which was required for him to file his nomination papers.

He told journalists while holding some batches of money in his hands that he had the money for his nominations and has since donated a K15 000 to the PF secretariat to support the party in the campaigns.

And Mr Mumba has thanked Acting President, Guy Scott, for having reconciled with the PF Presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu.