The MMD has been ‘sabotaged’ in Solwezi after its candidate for the Solwezi West seat pulled out on nomination day.
MMD candidate Fodson Museli turned up at the nomination centre with supporters only to announce his decision to pull out.
He was quickly whisked away by his ‘supporters’ after making the announcement.
By 12 hours the Patriotic Front candidate Martin Mbaya had filed in his nomination papers while the UPND where expected to file in the afternoon.
The Solwezi West parliamentary bye-election is scheduled for September 24th. The seat fell vacant after the death of area MP Humphrey Mwanza.
The PF is desperate to win the seat amid poor performance of the economy.