A political analyst has observed that the large number of presidential aspiring candidates in this year’s tripartite elections will have a negative effect on the ultimate outcome of the polls.
Dr. Alex Ng’oma, a senior lecturer in the school of humanities at the University of Zambia has since predicted minority votes for the winning Presidential candidate in the polls.
Dr. Ng’oma told QFM that much as it is a democratic right for any Zambian to contest the republican presidency, it is important for aspiring candidates to consider their chances of emerging victorious.
He says some political leaders that will participate in the September 20th general elections have no chances of winning but will merely split votes, a situation he describes as unfortunate.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on Thursday announced that a total of 17 candidates are contesting the Republican Presidency the next month’s polls.
Candidates believed to be front runners in the polls are incumbent Republican President Rupiah Banda on the ruling MMD ticket, opposition Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata, and UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema.
[ QFM ]