Losing PF Candidate In Kafulafuata Cries Foul

Losing Kafulafuta Patriotic Front (PF) candidate James Chishiba says he cannot concede defeat in Thursday’s tightly contested by-election, which he lost by 97 votes.

Mr Chishiba said in an interview on Friday July 26,2013 that he would only make his position clear after conducting a postmortem of the by-election, which was won by the United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate Brian Chitafu.

Chitafu was declared winner with 2, 504 votes but Mr Chishiba alleged that the UPND campaigns were characterised by character assassination.

“I will not concede defeat in my personal capacity as a candidate. I would like the party to issue a comprehensive statement after conducting a thorough analysis of the matter,’’ Chishiba said.

He alleged that the campaigns were marred by irregularities and that it will be premature for him to concede defeat.