Patriotic Front (PF) has said that it has information that former Kasama Member of Parliament, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba9(GBM) will not re-contest the seat. Deputy Secretary General, Mumbi Phiri said that Mr. Mwamba is scared of the eminent embarrassment of losing the by-election.
Mrs. Phiri was speaking in Lusaka during the launch of Meet the President Dinner Dance to be held on August 19, 2015. Mrs Phir said that Mr. Mwamba is no longer popular in Kasama hence the decision not to contest.
Mrs. Phiri said it was laughable that Mr. Mwamba who is now UPND vice president for administration is now working with the party that belittled him.
An effort to get in touch with Mr Mwamba proved futile as his phone was not reachable. But UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa could neither confirm nor deny. Mr. Mweetwa said that his party has not yet started the process of selecting its candidate for the pending Kasama Central parliamentary by election.
Meanwhile, PF Media Committee Member Benjamin Siwila said that former PF members who are issuing negative statements in the media about the PF are doing so because they are bitter for not having achieved their selfish motives when they were in the party.
Mr. Siwila said that it was not a secret that some former PF Members had selfish motives while they were members of the party. He said that Zambians should not take such people seriously because their selfish motives have been exposed.
He said President Lungu is delivering to the Zambian people in line with the PF manifesto and that all those issuing negative statements should be ignored.