HERITAGE Party president Godfrey Miyanda yesterday became the 11th successful candidate to file in his nomination papers for the upcoming 2015 presidential by-election.
General Miyanda filed in his nomination before the election’s returning officer Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda at about 18:00 hours after what seemed to have been a struggle to raise the required 200 supporters.
General Miyanda was scheduled to file in his documents between 15:00 hours and 17:30 hours and while he came on time, some of his supporters came after 17:00 hours and in batches.
After successfully filing in his nomination, General Miyanda told journalists that the party did not struggle to raise supporters but their turning up on time was affected by the rains that had characterized the afternoon.
“We did not struggle to raise the 200 supporters. We worked late last night and verified 480 supporters with valid documentation who were ready to register as supporters,
“It is just that most of our members go to church on Sundays and by the time that were ready to come here, the rains had started,” he said.
Gen Miyanda said he had passion for the country and he had the desire to fight corruption which seemed to have found residence in State House.