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PF backtracks on the Deputy Mayor candidature

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Tasila Lungu

Tasila Lungu

The ruling Patriotic Front has backtracked on its initial position of supporting Christopher Shakafuswa for the position of Lusaka Deputy Mayor. The Lusaka City Council will hold deputy mayoral election on Monday September 26, 2016.


The PF has recommended a new candidate, a not so well known Chilando Chitangala, a councillor for Roma Ward 17 of Mandevu constituency.


Earlier there was tension within the PF over the Deputy mayor candidate as President Edgar Lungu and elected Nkoloma ward Councillor Tasila Lungu announced that she will run against Shakafuswa disregarding the party official position.


PF Secretary General  Davies Mwila who earlier threatened anyone who goes against the party position on Lusaka Deputy mayor with expulsion has however eaten a humble pie as he wrote a statement backtracking his earlier position.


In a statement  made available to Zambian Eye, Mwila said the party has seen the recent developments regarding the issue on the Deputy Mayor of  Lusaka and  made subsequent consultations.


He said  the issue  has generated a lot of interest and further announced that the PF official recommended candidate for the position of Deputy Mayor for Lusaka is Councillor Chilando Chitangala.


“She is councillor for Roma Ward 17 of Mandevu constituency. The candidature of Councillor Chitangala has been welcomed and endorsed by all PF Lusaka district Councillors including Councillors Christopher Shakafuswa and Tasila Lungu,” Mwila said.


“It is our trust and confidence that Ms Chitangala will receive full support from all Councillors as she endeavours to provide leadership as Deputy Mayor after elections slated for Monday 26th September ” he said.



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