Vice President President Dr. Guy Scot has implored the people of Lukulu west constituency to vote for Eileen Imbwae in the forth coming parliamentary by-elections set for April 23rd this year.
However, this message remains unclear whether the people in the west bank would fulfill this request as the rally was conducted at the same time when the nominations were still taking place at Mitete – a clear violation of the electoral code of conduct.
This situation was done in the full view of all the ECZ commissioners, commissioner Judge Christopher Mushabati, Dr. Fred Ng’andu, Deputy Director in – charge of voter education Mrs Josephine Mubita, and other ECZ officials that were sent to monitor the filing in of nomination papers of all the aspiring candidates at Mitete polling station of the constituency.
After filling in of nomination papers by the PF aspiring candidate Eileen Imbwae at around 13:20 hours, the vice president Dr Guy Scot proceeded to hold a rally before the nominations were officially closed by the returning officer Chrispin Kasemuka, a clear and vivid indication of dictatorship by the ruling PF party of not following the set ECZ regulations.
Dr Scot promised the voters that once the PF candidate Imbwae wins, she will be given a ministerial position and that a road from Kaoma to Lukulu via Mitete to Chitokoloki will be created so that people in the newly created Mitete district accessed government services easily.
He was accompanied by Gender minister Inonge Wina, community development deputy minister Jean Kapata, North Western province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and campaign manager for PF’s Eileen Imbwae.
The Lukulu west constituency parliamentary by-elections are being contested by Eileen Imbwae for PF, Misheck Mutelo for UPND and ULP’s Maybin Mubita Sikwa, a supporter and executive member of Linyungandambo in Barotseland and a retired police officer.
And after filling in his nomination papers, ULP’s Sikwa said that he was distressed with the PF’s dictatorial tendencies of governance and promotion of division among the people of Lukulu district adding that Gender minister Inonge Wina is in the habit of awarding district commissioners for Lukulu who happens to be her former employees and friends.
Tribalism is also rife in the district where by lozis are neglected and marginalized while the luchazis are in the corridors of power. Mbundas and Lozis are labeled as seccesationists.