Patriotic Front (PF) party has adopted Kangwa Nsofwa Lupele as their candidate ahead of the February 12th Kasumbalesa by-election.

Copperbelt Provincial  Chairperson Nathan Chanda says the ruling party is optimistic that it will retain the seat which it won in the last elections.

“We have upheld what the Ward, Constituency and District committee of Chililabombwe wanted and for sure the name on the ground is Kangwa Nsofwa Lupele and as the Provincial Committee we want to respect what the grassroots want,” said Mr. Chanda.

Mr. Chanda further said that the campaign will be based on the Manifesto and the developmental agenda for the country, as a party on the Copperbelt, it shall neither condone nor tolerate any form of violence or indiscipline before, during and after elections.

“To the 3 applicants who have not been adopted, remain loyal to the Party and the President. We urge all aspiring candidates to practice the spirit of unity and rally behind Kangwa Nsofwa Lupele for there can only be one candidate at a time,” Mr. Chanda said.

He however confirmed that the party in conduct issue based campaigns ahead of the nominations  on Thursday 10th January 2019.

Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson further added that the Anoya Zulu ward seat fell vacant following the death of its civic leader, Councillor Fidelis Makasa of PF (MHSRIP).