More punch ups in PF Intra-party Elections as Davies Mwila calls on Police to deal with perpetrators

Copperbelt Province PF Chairman Stephen Kainga says intra-party elections should not divide the ruling party.

There was another new punch up in Chingola yesterday during the ward elections which some officials have charged that the registered has been manipulated.

Kainga said he has received the complaints of others being left out and barred from contesting.

Kainga said the complaints are at ward level and today the provincial leadership will sit with the Ward officials, Constituency and the Chingola District leadership to verify and iron out the complaints.

And the elections in Ndola Central Constituency have been suspended.

Officials in Ndola Central have accused suspended Zambia Postal Service Post master general McPherson Chanda of causing confusion.

Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila say the party will not condone violence to characterize inter-party elections. Mr. Mwila has observed that the reported violence involving cadres from Chawama Constituency in Lusaka today is an affront to democracy and will not be condoned by the party.

Mr Mwila said that intra-party elections were never designed to weaken the in-built democracy but to strengthen it.

Mr. Mwila who was speaking during the official launch of intra-party election for Eastern province said that violence must not be associated with democracy and has called on the Police to bring all perpetrators of the violence to book. He has also directed PF members with information to cooperate with the Police.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZNBC News by PF Media Director Sunday Chanda.

Source: Lusaka Times

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