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Transparency International Zambia shocks PF

By JIMMY CHIBUYE
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Lusaka Province youth chairman Kennedy Kamba says it is shocking that Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) is mute over the opposition parties’ decision to re-adopt candidates whose parliamentary seats were nullified for alleged corrupt practices.
Mr Kamba said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that it is surprising that TIZ has remained quite over the re-adoption of candidates whose seats were nullified by the courts of law on allegations of corruption.
“TIZ was championing this call but today we are surprised that they are quiet. We would like to find out what their take is on this issue. Most candidates adopted by the opposition parties are those whose seats were nullified on suspicion of corruption,” he said.
Mr Kamba said the MMD and United Party for National Development (UPND) cannot match President Sata’s zeal to fight corruption.
He said the fact that they have adopted candidates to re-contest their seats which were nullified on grounds of electoral malpractice indicates that they are harbouring corrupt people and promoting corruption.
He said the PF did not adopt former Mangango Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Chiseke because the party did not want to re-adopt a candidate whose seat was nullified on allegations of corruption.
And Mr Kamba is disappointed with Kasama Central MP Geoffrey Mwamba’s statements that some top leaders in the party are working against President Sata and want him out of office.
“Last week Mr Mwamba was telling people that President Sata has failed to deliver on the construction of major road works and today he is saying he loves him but some top party leaders are working against the President and want him out. This is a contradiction,” he said.

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