Dr Peter Machungwa, Mrs Elizabeth Chitika, Dr Nevers Mumba and Mr Mwansa Mbulakulima follow proceedings at the Umutomboko ceremony
Dr Peter Machungwa, Mrs Elizabeth Chitika, Dr Nevers Mumba and Mr Mwansa Mbulakulima

The opposition MMD has adopted Fordson Musele Malishinji as its candidate for the Solwezi West Parliamentary by-election.
This follows recommendations made by North Western party organs which have been considered by the MMD National Executive Committee (NEC) during its sitting today Saturday the 15th of August.

MMD National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima has disclosed to Qfm News in a statement that the adoption of Mr. Malishinji follows a rigorous and systematic methodology put in place by his party.

Mr. Mbulakulima says out of many people that expressed interest to stand on the MMD ticket, Mr. Malishinji has been picket because of the vibrant community leader he has been exhibiting.

He says besides a member of the Museli Royal Family, Mr. Malishinji is a resident of Museli chiefdom which is situated in Solwezi West.
Mr. Mbulakulima notes that Mr. Malishinji also served as councilor for Museli Ward from 2006 to 2011 in addition to being the Deputy Mayor of Solwezi in the same period.

He says the MMD thus believes that as a former employee of First Quantum Mine, Mr. Malishinji brings to politics good corporate experience.

The MMD National Secretary has since appealed to all party officials in North Western Province and Solwezi District in particular to forthwith begin preparing for the by-election.

He has also disclosed that the former ruling party will from now on take part in all future by-elections at both local government and Parliamentary level.

Mr. Mbulakulima says to this effect a team of senior party officials has been dispatched to Luwingu in Northern Province to work with local party organs in identifying a candidate to stand for the Lubansenshi Parliamentary by-election, stating that taking part in this by-election is a must for the MMD.

He says another team of senior party officials has also been dispatched to Mwinilunga to identify a candidate for the Kawiku local by-election that is scheduled to take place on the 24th of September this year.

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  1. Here is my free advice to the opposition, the pf has been good so in their divide and rule tactics by appointing opposition members to serve in their government and are pretending that nothing is wrong with that, here is the deal let MMD choose Vincent Mwale as campaign manager for the solwezi west Parliamentary by election, and UPND probably should settle for Dawson Kafwaya as campaign manager for their candidate, let’s see if they will be able to separate government from their party affairs , if they refuse to do this it will simply mean they have crossed the floor, and the overzealous speaker should deal with them prudently.


  2. In zambia experience has it that wen a party loose in elections that marks the end so is MMD,its wasting time and resource they are going for an embarrasing shock of defeat


  3. Kwena divide and rule amano ta mwakwata. Yes let the two parties go ahead. The two people who you have mentioned will accept the positions of campaign for managers but go ahead and campaign for the PF candidate. How in your lousy head do you measure effective campaigning for some one?


  4. Comment:don’t condem anything u read but think before u comment .coz one day u wil insult yo father without realising.careful bachimbwi



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