The Ruling Patriotic Front has bowed to demands to have a woman as a candidate for the Position of Deputy Mayor of Lusaka following the move by Nkoloma ward one Councillor and President Edgar Lungu’s Daughter, Tasila, to contest the Position of Deputy Mayor.
In a statement released to the media, PF has decided to field Roma Ward 17 Councillor Chilando Chitangala as the candidate for position of Deputy Media.
According to the statement, the candidature of Councillor Chitangala has been welcomed and endorsed by all PF Lusaka district Councillors including Councillors Christopher Shakafuswa and Tasila Lungu.
Below is the full statement
For Immediate Release
Subject: Official Candidate for the Position of Deputy Mayor for the City of Lusaka
Following recent developments regarding the issue of election of the Deputy Mayor for the city of Lusaka and subsequent consultations on this issue which has generated a lot of interest we wish to announce that the PF official candidate for the position of Deputy Mayor for Lusaka is Councillor Chilando Chitangala.
She is councillor for Roma Ward 17 of Mandevu constituency. The candidature of Councillor Chitangala has been welcomed and endorsed by all PF Lusaka district Councillors including Councillors Christopher Shakafuswa and Tasila Lungu.
It is our trust and confidence that Ms Chitangala will receive full support from all Councillors as she endeavours to provide leadership as Deputy Mayor after elections slated for Monday 26th September 2016.
Issued by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila
September 23, 2016.