Expelled MMD women’s national chairperson Catherine Namugala has expressed disappointment after realizing that the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) will not allow its factional members to contest the by-elections.
Namugala, who together with expelled Major Richard Kachingwe are running an illegal parellel MMD, lashed out at ECZ urging them not to politicize the selection process for candidates that are supposed to contest in the two by-elections.
She urged MMD members that sympathizer with her not to fear anything but come out in support of their faction.
Namugala said she is aware that party acting national secretary Kapembwa Simbao has written to the ECZ urging them to only accept nomination papers signed by himself as a legitimate representative of the party.
ECZ has already indicated that they will only accept nomination papers from legally registered political parties.
Namugala and former national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe are being sponsored by the ruling PF to split the MMD as a way of creating confusion in the former ruling party and reducing its strength.