The opposition Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) will challenge each other in the Mutaba ward local government by-election in Masaiti, contrary to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two parties when they formed a political alliance two years ago.
The MOU signed between the two parties forbids them to compete against each other in the by-elections leading up to this year’s General elections.
But the two parties have separately fielded candidates in the forthcoming by-election in Masaiti District on the Copperbelt.
According to the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- the PF is fielding West Phiri while John Tuseko is contesting on the UPND ticket.
The ruling MMD is being represented by Gilbert Kayindu.