Peaceful campaigns in Bahati as voters elect new MP tomorrow
By Staff Reporter
Opposition political parties contesting the Bahati parliamentary by-election have praised the people of Mansa for conducting peaceful campaigns ahead of tomorrow’s polls.
UPND chairman for Elections Garry Nkombo says Bahati could be a good example to the whole country for conducting peaceful campaigns.
Nkombo, who is also Mazabuka Central member of parliament applauded the Zambia police for being impartial and professional in its execution of duty, hence, playing a huge role in ensuring peace in Bahati.
He told ZNBC news that it was a positive indication of peaceful campaigns when the ruling and opposition supporters were seen campaigning and dancing side by side.
And United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) Bahati candidate Clement Mwila said the one Zambia, one Nation slogan has inspired political parties to avoid political violence in Bahati.
Mwila said his campaigns had been devoid of bitterness, insults or name calling which usually ignited violence.
Meanwhile, People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) president Andyford Banda said his party was contesting the Bahati by-election in order to give alternative leadership.
Speaking when he featured on a live phone-in program on Radio Yangeni in Mansa yesterday, Banda said PAC wanted to empower the people of Bahati when it wins.
He said sinking of boreholes and job creation are at the top of his candidate’s agenda in Bahati.