Struggle for President Edgar Lungu’s blessings in Sinda

Confusion is brewing in Sinda district over which candidate has been endorsed by President Edgar Lungu for the parliamentary seat.

Kum’mawa for Edgar Lungu 2016 Team Leader Colonel Panji Kaunda has asked Independent candidate Masauso Tembo to desist from claiming that he has the blessings of President Lungu for his candidature.

Col Kaunda who is Home Affairs Deputy Minister says the person the President has assigned to be PF candidate is Gladys Banda.

Col Kaunda says Mr. Tembo should stop campaigning using PF campaign materials because he risks being disqualified if the matter is reported to ECZ, the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

He says that President Lungu has made it clear that while he appreciates the gesture from independent candidates to support him, they should not use PF regalia for
their campaigns.

But when contacted for a comment, Mr Tembo says his decision to stand as an independent, is due to massive support he is receiving in the constituency.

He denied telling people that he had been picked by the president adding that the PF should concentrate on campaigning against UPND.

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