The Patriotic Front says reports that it extended the period for filing in of nominations for candidates intending to stand on the party ticket because it could not find suitable candidates are untrue.
The Post Newspapers on Friday reported that the PF is struggling to find candidates with Grade 12 certificates to on the party ticket hence the extension of the nomination [period by a further one week.
But PF Secretary General Davies Chama told Journalists that the extension is meant to allow more women to apply for various seats on the PF ticket.
Mr Chama said to the contrary, the PF is overwhelmed with the number of applications received from people intending to stand on the party ticket.
He said the adoption body is encouraging more women to come forward and apply in order to meet the 40 percent target of adopting women to contest as Members of Parliament.
“At the moment there is a stampede going on in the party for these seats, PF are all over each other applying on the PF because it is the most attractive party. This is the ticket that assures one of victory in these elections so it is not true that we are struggling to find candidates,” Mr Chama said.