In line with the ongoing project of transforming PF into MMD, former president Rupiah Banda is imposing MMD MP Vincent Mwale as campaign manager for Dora Siliya.
MMDs Dora Siliya is the ‘PF’ candidate for Petauke Central parliamentary by-election. She was the MMD MP for the area but her election was nullified due to massive corruption. The genuine PF petitioned her election on account of corruption. Siliya is still facing criminal charges in the courts of law. It means that, if she wins the by-election but later be convicted, there would be another by-election. But that is unlikely, as she will now be acquitted since she belongs to the ruling class.
On the imposition of Chipangali MMD MP Mwale as campaign manager, president Edgar Lungu has already obliged. A few genuine PF members who tried to oppose were told ‘si Petauke ya nyoko.’ Mwale is also minister of sport.
In the last held parliament by election in Senga Hill, Rupiah Banda imposed another MMD die hard Kapembwa Simbao. His seat was also nullified due to corruption after the genuine PF petitioned the election.
The Watchdog is reliably informed that almost all current PF MPs will bot be adopted for the general election in 2016. Only a few vocal ones will be adopted to shut them up.