MMD just have to excuse me – Evelyn

MMD candidate for Kafulafuta constituency Evelyn Mwanawasa has withdrawn her participation in the by-election scheduled for July 25, saying the MMD forced her.

And family spokesperson Gladys Lundwe yesterday confirmed that Evelyn had been admitted to Ndola Central Hospital due to severe high blood pressure.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Mufunga, who was the MMD aspiring candidate for the forthcoming Solwezi East parliamentary by-election has defected from the party to join the PF.

In an interview from her hospital bed yesterday, Evelyn said she had asked the party leadership to be excused on account of ill-health.

“They the MMD have to excuse me. It is my health. I was not willing to participate in the by-election. They just forced me. I didn’t even apply to contest. I never even lodged in an application. I feel very weak, I cannot comment on this further,” said Evelyn.