The MMD accuses the PF over their candidates’ failire to file nomination papers in Nthithimila Ward

The MMD was yesterday treated to a rude shock after their candidate for Nthithimila Ward by-election in Lundazi district withdrew without consent from the leadership.
MMD Provincial Chairperson, Jacob Mwanza says that the candidate, Consmas Mwale went into hiding at the time he was expected to file in his nomination papers.
Mr. Mwanza told Breeze News that Mr. Mwale was convinced by PF, the Patriotic Front Party to withdraw from the race because he was a favourite to win the election.
He stated that the MMD in Lundazi made a mistake to make the candidate known to PF before filing in of nomination papers.
But when contacted, PF Provincial Chairperson, Attany Mwamba distanced his party from the MMD confusion over the filing in of nomination papers for their candidate.
Mr. Mwamba says that throughout the filing in process of nomination papers in the ward, the PF never met MMD members.
He says that the PF is also investigating the matter because it strongly believes that the UPND, United Part for National Development could have been behind the decision by the MMD candidate to withdraw.
And UPND Provincial Chairperson, Paul Thole says that UPND should not be involved in the confusion because it has never been in an alliance with PF.
Mr. Thole indicated that MMD is now being showed the true colours of the ruling party.

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