PARAMOUNT Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people in Eastern Province says development can only come if people align themselves with the ruling party.
And Eastern Province PF treasurer John Chibanga says the nullification of the Chama North parliamentary seat, which was won by MMD’s Darious Mumba shows that the former ruling party engaged in corrupt campaigns.
Commenting on the nullification of various parliamentary seats that were won by the MMD in last September’s elections, chief Mpezeni said it was good that seats that were won “dubiously” were being nullified.
He said the MMD used its status as a ruling party to manipulate the polls.
“Those (MMD) were in power and as for Eastern Province Rupiah Banda comes from here so this was their stronghold so they did everything possible to win the seats. I think it’s good that some seats are being nullified because development can only come if people align themselves to the ruling party and not the opposition,” chief Mpezeni said in an interview from Lusaka.