FORMER member of Parliament for Senga Hills Kapembwa Simbao says he will easily win the seat if adopted by the Patriotic Front (PF).
Mr Simbao, who was MMD MP until last week when the Supreme Court nullified his election, has applied to contest the seat on the PF ticket.
“The people that campaigned for me have asked me to stand on the PF ticket. I have personal strength and I will certainly win if adopted,” he said in an interview yesterday.
Mr Simbao expressed hope that the ruling party will adopt him.
“I will deliver this seat on behalf of the PF if they adopt me.
I am strong on the ground and I have a huge following,” he said.
The Supreme Court overturned the High Court decision that Mr Simbao was duly-elected after finding that his election was marred with election malpractices.
PF losing candidate Giles Yambayamba appealed to the Supreme Court after the High Court found that Mr Simbao was duly-elected as MP for Senga Hills.
In his petition, Mr Yambayamba contended that Mr Simbao’s election was characterised by widespread undue influence, bribery, intimidation, voter treating and electoral malpractices contrary to the law.
Mr Yambayamba further alleged that Mr Simbao made false statements and displayed an awful picture depicting the late PF President Sata as a person unworthy to rule Zambia and that the PF and its candidates were satanists.
He also alleged that Mr Simbao accused Mr Sata and PF male candidates of being pro-homosexuality and further false statements were made that the PF government would do away with fertiliser subsidies.