Nawakwi in nomination scare over educational qualifications

Edith Nawakwi, the only woman presidential candidate
Edith Nawakwi, the only woman presidential candidate

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi’s bid for the Presidency almost flopped after her running mate failed to produce his educational qualifications at the nominations center.

Ms Nawakwi’s running mate Dr. Clement Mwanza failed to produce his original copies of his educational qualifications prompting a closed door meeting with the Electoral Commission of Zambia officials.
Later, Ms Nawakwi’s nomination was accepted by presidential returning officer Justice Esau Chulu.
And addressing hundreds of her supporters after filing in her papers, Ms Nawakwi said time has come to usher in a new leadership and reject recycled politicians.

Ms Nawakwi says this is the time Zambians should liberate themselves from hands of poverty by voting wisely in the forthcoming general elections.
Earlier, UNIP Presidential candidate Tilyenji Kaunda successfully filed in his nomination.
Meanwhile, Democratic Assembly President Maxwell Mwamba who was also expected to file in his nomination could not manage for unknown reasons.