MMD to field candidate in Feira

MMD president Nevers Mumba says the party will field a candidate in the Feira parliamentary by-election slated for June 20.

Mumba yesterday said MMD had rescinded its earlier decision to stop participating in by-elections after its successful engagement with the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

“We are going back into the campaigns and we will continue to fight until the system is there for all of us. It was only those two (Kapiri Mposhi and Lukulu West by-elections) out of which we did not participate, but now we will continue to participate,” Mumba said.

“I don’t want us to be misunderstood. We had protested against the manner in which elections were being conducted by ECZ. We thought they were being tampered with and we needed to find a level playing field in order for us to participate. And if you remember, we engaged the ECZ about two weeks ago and we had a discussion with stakeholders.