Violence rocks Milanzi

Violence characterized the filing of Nominations for Milanzi parliamentary by-elections this afternoon involving Patriotic Front and MMD cadres.
The violence was sparked following an incident in which an MMD campaign vehicle is reported to have rammed into a parked vehicle which the PF leader Micheal Sata was using.
Anti Voter Apathy Project AVAP monitors co-coordinator for the Milanzi by-elections,Alice Muyunda tells QFM from Milanzi that the incident provoked PF youths leading to the violence.
Mrs. Muyuinda adds that despite the PF leader reporting the matter to the police and police recording a statement no arrest has been made.
The Anti Voter Apathy Project AVAP has since condemned the political violence that characterized the Milanzi nominations.
AVAP has appealed to political parties in Milanzi to observe law and order and ensure that the elections are held in a peaceful manner.
They also called on the police to act professionally when it comes to campaign conflicts.
Those who have successfully filed in their nominations for the Milanzi by-elections are MMD’s Musa Banda,PF’s Albert Banda and UNIP%u2019s Whiteson Banda.
Meanwhile the filing of nominations for the Mufumbwe parliamentary by-elections was characterized by jubilation by political party supporters.
AVAP CO-coordinator in Mufumbwe, Alex Ifwaha says the nominations were conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.

Share this post