The MMD campaigning team based in Chitambo ward of Chitambo constituency has described the campaigns for next month’s parliamentary by-elections as peaceful.
MMD camp supervisor, Dorothy Mukulama, who s also Copperbelt MMD Provincial chairlady, described the campaigns as progressing well.
Mrs Mukulama said the ruling was poised to win because people in the area did not want to disrupt the development by going for an opposition candidate.
She told ZANIS in an inerview that the electorate wanted continuity and were promising to vote for Dr Solomon Musonda, the MMD candidate.
She, however, expressed disappointment that some opposition members were spreading lies that the MMD was using Chinese nationals in the campaign.
Mrs Mukulama said there was no Chinese around during the norminations at Mukando turn off where the opposition alleged that they saw a Chinese dishing out MMD campaign chitenge materials.
“It was me who was dishing the chitenge mateials on that day. I do not know if I looked like a Chinese. Even when Mr Lubinda was passing with Mr Nsanda, I even waved our party symbol at them. I was surprised to hear that they saw a Chinese. It is unfortunate,” she ssaid.
Chitambo ward is one of the seven wards that make up Chitambo constituency where parliamentary by elections will be held on August 13, 2009, following the death of the late Nasim Hamir who died on May 8, this year after a short illness in Lusaka.
Other candidates vying for the seat include Timothy Kapolo for UNIP, Chanda Mutale for PF and Evans Chola for FDD.