Major Kachingwe’s candidate for Mpongwe turned away by police

The Major Richard Kachingwe led MMD faction this afternoon suffered another major set up after officials from the Electoral Commission of Zambia turned away the faction’s candidate for the Mpongwe bye elections.
Goodson Chilufya was asked to leave the Mpongwe Municipal Council premises by ECZ officials as he attempted to file in his nomination papers for the Mpongwe seat on the MMD ticket.
This was after the Minniver Mutesa, from the Nevers Mumba faction had successfully filed in her nomination papers.
Mr. Chilufya arrived at the council offices at around 13:30 Hours in the company of MMD founder Rosemary Jenkins and former Kalulushi and Ndola District Commissioner Joshua Mutisa and other sympathizers.
Upon arrival, Mr. Chilufya and Ms. Jenkins made their way through the nomination centre while UNIP candidate Kenny Chikeya was still filing in his papers.
The two were immediately turned away by police following orders from Copperbelt Police Commissioner Mary Tembo.