Munali rejects Prof Luo as Wynter Kabimba says decision is final
Confusion over the adoption of parliamentary candidates in the Patriotic Front has continued with youths in Munali constituency rejecting the adoption of Professor Nkandu Luo.
Munali is the latest seat where cadres have rejected the party’s preferred candidates.
In Kalulushi former Mine Workers Union of Zambia President Rayford Mbulu has been rejected, while candidates for Chifubu and Bwana Mkubwa in Ndola have also been rejected.
The youths from Munali who stormed ZNBC Saturday morning prefer Eric Chanda who they say is the best candidate to win the seat.
The youths were led by Kalingalinga ward Publicity Secretary, Jackson Chilufya and Vice Treasurer, Christopher Chanda.
The two ward officials have told ZNBC News that Eric Chanda has worked with the people at the grassroots and deserves to contest the Munali seat.
The PF has concluded its adoptions but is yet to publicly announce its candidates.
On Friday, cadres from Kalulushi Constituency on the Copperbelt protested against the adoption of Ryaford Mbulu as the parliamentary candidate.
The cadres who stormed ZNBC Kitwe studios gave the party leadership a two day ultimatum to reverse its decision over the adoption of Mr. Mbulu.
But PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has maintained that the decision of the party central committee is final.
Mr Kabimba has described the youths as indisciplined and not genuine members of the party.
PF Vice President Dr Guy Scott also lambasted the cadres that protested over adoption of Kalulsuhi candidate Rayford Mbulu and accused them of not being genuine members of the party.
Dr Scott also accused ZNBC of being hostile and said it was not true that PF Members could go to ZNBC to protest against the adoption of Mr Mbulu.
He told ZNBC News in Kitwe in a telephone interview that the alleged PF cadres that stormed the ZNBC studios in Kitwe were not members of the PF.
He said genuine PF members could not go to ZNBC for coverage.