Politics

PF questions Mumba’s intention of withholding election ‘rigging’ data

 

Lusaka ~ Wed, 23 Sept 2020

By ZR Reporter

The Patriotic Front has questioned MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba’s intentions behind his election rigging allegation after the just ended by-elections in Lukashya and Mwansabombwe.

During Hot FM’s “What’s hot in the news” program on Tuesday, Dr Mumba claimed that he was informed of a ploy to rig the Lukashya by-election and was aware of it before election day.

Dr Mumba added that he did not report this to ECZ and Zambia Police.

But PF vice national youth chairperson Benjamin Siwila wondered why the opposition leader withheld such information.

He asked what the intent was of raising an alarm after elections had passed instead of reporting to law enforcers before voting day.

Mr Siwila, who wondered why Dr Mumba’s party participated in the just ended by-elections if he knew they were rigged, and demanded that the he reveals the name of informant.

He said in a statement issued to the media today that Dr Mumba knew that withholding information of such serious nature might be tantamount to abetting a crime.

“We have noted with much disappointment the utterances and allegations made by New Hope MMD leader Dr Nevers Mumba in light of the just ended Lukashya and Mwansabombwe by elections. It is of utmost importance that Police and the electoral commission of Zambia take interest in the allegations and get to the crux of the matter,” he said.

“Dr Mumba told the nation on in a phone in interview by Hot FM radio station on Tuesday the 22nd of September 2020 that. He also stated that he did not report this to ECZ and Zambia Police. As a senior statesman, he knows better than to withhold information of such serious nature which might be tantamount to abetting a crime. Electoral malpractice is against the law in Zambia and indeed world over. The nation is left with no choice but to ask the following questions; 1. Why did Dr Mumba withhold this information? 2. What was the intent or purpose of raising alarm after elections had passed? 3. Why did his party (MMD) participate in the by elections if he knew they would be rigged? 4. Would such a man be trusted with instruments of power?”

Mr Siwila said the opposition leader should formally report the matter to Zambia Police Service and the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

He also called on the Zambia Police to pursue the matter in question swiftly and ensure the truth and justice prevail.

7 Comments

  1. X4

    A peson of dr .mumba’s calibre doesnt mean wel for zambia,why bring th allegation after th elections?ths isue of election riging poses alot of questions in my mind.hw posible is it tht a political party can temper wth vots tht shud hav gon th other side wen all polical partiz hav actualy send their representativs?one funy thng is tht wen th oposition wins a seat th issue of riging is ruled out.poor ,poor me,poor africans poor zambians nd finaly poor mumba.

  2. Concerned Man

    Mr Mumba felt concerned and was just suspicious of pf rigging elections, because it’s not only him, many people around Zambia are concerned and worried about pf rigging elections next year. People are just trying to make sense and an understanding of why pf is re-registering voters, so why now, why do it now of all times. Pf is definitely planning to do something which can compromise or mess with the voting system next year. But we are smart we’ll figure it out, believe it or not

  3. Wise

    Bafikala aba

  4. Koswe

    Mr Nevers Mumbai is known by all that he is aliar he cheat without knowing who all JB JM in

  5. Nyati

    Pf from now hence fourth will be called Unpatriotic front.
    We can’t be calling something patriotic which is destroying everything we valued as a country. Take this as an official announcement.

  6. King cool

    Kikikiki , How can you serve two masters at one time, been a Pastor and a politician, choose one and leave one. Yes we know that the Bible says,,” when the righteous people lead people rejoices, and when the unrighteousness lead people start to cry.

  7. Zed political analyst

    what ever the case maybe, remember mr mumba is a pastor.. some of u deliquents have never even seen him preach? the man is indeed ordained by jehova.. so lets not insult or use foul statements…

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