By-elections a waste of resources – M’membe

By Staff Reporter


The Socialist Party says it is not ready to contest any byelection in the country.

In an interview with Newsday Zambia, 2021 presidential candidate  Fred M‘membe said the party had no structures  in most parts of the country, including Mangangowhere a parliamentary by-election is due this month 

“It is not worth it to contest a byelection; it’s expensive  and we cannot derail our party programme. 

He explained that instead, members had concentrated  on building  the party on a daily basis.

“We are mobilising and building structures so as to stand a better chance in 2021 than wasting resources on a byelection,’’ he said.

“As a party we have  values such as ,honest, equity, humility  and solidarity.”

He explained that the party’s first priorities were children  and women.

“Women are waging double  battles, they are fighting  capitalist  exploitation,humiliation  and oppression,’’ said M’membe


He said the party would not compromise  quality  for quantity.