By JAJAH COULIBALY –
OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) councillors in Chilanga have rejected the adoption of Charmaine Musonda to stand as Member of Parliament for Chilanga constituency.
Nakachenje Ward Councillor Arthur Moonde and Chinyanja Ward Councillor Peter Mulubisha who addressed the media in Lusaka yesterday condemned the adoption of Ms Musonda describing it as a serious mistake by the party leadership.
The two civic leaders vowed not to campaign for the candidate in the bye election describing her as an immoral candidate.
“Having thoroughly consulted our people in our wards and Chilanga district at large on the adoption of Charmaine Mel Musonda, we conclude that the UPND has erred on this adoption on moral grounds,” said Mr Moonde.
The duo explained that they were not consulted before such a decision was made since they dealt directly with the people of Chilanga.
“We were never consulted. We have thus resolved never to campaign for Charmaine since our people would never accept the UPND candidate and our conscience would never allow us,” stated the Civic leaders.