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PF ready for Chawama poll

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Chama has said the ruling party is confident of retaining the Chawama parliamentary seat.
The Chawama parliamentary seat fell vacant after the incumbent member of Parliament (MP) Edgar Lungu was elected President in the January 20, 2015 poll.
Mr Chama said in an interview yesterday that the party is inviting members wishing to be considered for adoption to apply.
“We are very humbled with the support we have been receiving from the people and we would like to assure that we will deliver to people’s expectations,” Mr Chama said.
He said the PF is committed to uniting the country.
MMD spokesperson Raphael Nakachinda said the party is ready to contest the Chawama parliamentary seat.
Mr Nakachinda said the MMD intends to contest all future elections.
“If it happens to the contrary, we will inform the country,” he said.
And MMD Chawama youth chairperson Francis Chibwe said in a walk in interview that the constituency executive committee  has identified  MacDanny Phiri as the suitable candidate to contest  the seat on the party ticket.
“We want Mr Phiri to stand on our ticket and the PF must support us with our choice of candidate,” he said.
NAREP president Elias Chipimo said the party is still consulting on whether to contest the seat or not.
Efforts to get a comment from the UPND proved futile as the party spokesperson Charles Kakoma and his deputy Cornelius Mweetwa were unreachable by press time.