The Patriotic Front in Luangwa has lodged a complaint with the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) district conflict management committee over the use of Petersen and Pilato’s hit son titled Bufi that is being used by the UPND campaign team in the area.
The PF aligned Post Newspapers reports that PF official Bonnie Tembo lodged the complaint on behalf of the ruling party to the committee during a meeting held on Thursday last week.
Tembo said the United Party for National Development campaign team was summoned to appear before the committee following the PF’s complaints.
Bufi is a satirical song that chronicles President Michael Sata’s campaign promising accusing him of failing to fulfill any of them and therefore qualifies to be called a lying step father.
Temobo alleged that the song was misplaced, misleading and defamatory and could bring about violence in the Feira by-election campaigns.
He said the UPND led by their deputy campaign manager Elizabeth Lungu tried to defend the use of the song in their campaigns but that in the end they conceded and promised the ECZ committee that they would not use the song in their campaigns.
Petersen and Copperbelt-based artiste Pilato released the hit single titled Bufi, which has accused President Sata of lying to electorates that they would have more money in their pockets when the reality is different today.
In the song, Petersen Mundia also known as Zagaze, accused the government of failing to reduce fuel prices, its failure to build roads and the lack of jobs for the majority of the young people that voted for them.