Returning officer Samuel Phiri checking the document for Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) mayor election candidate Mailess Phiri Mvula  at Chipata Municipal Council Chamber
Returning officer Samuel Phiri checking the document for Forum for
Democracy and Development (FDD) mayor election candidate Mailess Phiri
Mvula at Chipata Municipal Council Chamber

CONFUSION yesterday erupted after opposition Forum for Democracy and
Development (FDD) presented two adoption certificates to returning officer Samuel Phiri for Chipata mayoral election slated for August 11th.

The confusion started after Oswald Mphande, a well known Chipata resident had earlier presented an original adoption certificate to returning officer at the Chipata Municipal Council chamber were filing in of nominations for mayoral were taking place.

But after, Mr Mphande had presented his purportedly original adoption certificate, a group of FDD officials led by national chairperson Portipher Chungu disputed the adoption of Mr Mphande on mayoral election as fake and fraud.

Mr Chungu was forced to call FDD national secretary Nathan Mulonga to make it clear to the returning officer that the person which the party had adopted was Mailess Phiri.

TMr Phiri who was seeking clarification from FDD gave Ms Phiri a go ahead to file in her nomination papers for the mayoral election.

In an interview after the confusion, Mr Chungu said no one gave Mr Mphande an adoption certificate although it was looking original.

He said Mr Mphande committed a punishable offence by purporting that he had been adopted by the party whilst not.

“Actually I am going to report him (Mr Mphande) to police for fraud. I am very disappointed that he can act in such a manner. He was even telling me that he is going to de-campaign me in the Chipata Central since I am standing,” he said.

By press time, FDD were in chambers concluding the file in nominations while United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate for mayoral election Musa Nyirenda had already concluded.

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) mayoral election candidate Mailess Phiri Mvula  presenting papers to returning officer Samuel Phiri at Chipata Municipal Council Chamber
Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) mayoral election candidate
Mailess Phiri Mvula presenting papers to returning officer Samuel
Phiri at Chipata Municipal Council Chamber
Forum for Democracy and Development(FDD) national chairperson Portipher Chungu explaining the predicament over who was the genuine candidate on mayoral elections between Mailess Phiri Mvula and Oswald Mphande to returning officer Samuel Phiri at Chipata Municipal Council Chamber
Forum for Democracy and Development(FDD) national chairperson
Portipher Chungu explaining the predicament over who was the genuine
candidate on mayoral elections between Mailess Phiri Mvula and Oswald
Mphande to returning officer Samuel Phiri at Chipata Municipal Council
Chamber
[Read 35 times, 1 reads today]
Loading...

5 COMMENTS

  1. FDD will come second, followed by UPND. The people’s first choice will be PF, the Peaceful Friends. Sonta po!

    0

    0
  2. You are 100% right mr kudos,atleast the FDD leader is a former mp, former energy minister, former agric minister and former finance minister.aba bambi balifafye specialised in bringing sufferings to the masses.privatisation, pension fund.ababena kuwayawayafye.

    0

    0
  3. Poor people always talk like that,hh didn’t say u should become poor bafikala why should the welth of hh give u no rest,u didn’t c the thief dieing years back but when he was alive u were zee after his death now u want to attack hh,imbwa izi.

    0

    0
  4. Mighty PF will remain quite head of them. FDD can even come second coz of track record and the type of cv Nawakwi has.

    0

    0

Comments are closed.