By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-
FORUM for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has announced her candidature for the forthcoming Presidential election.
Ms Nawakwi who is the only female heading a political party in Zambia has since called on the electorate to vote for a woman this time around because she had a motherly heart.
The elections which are slated for January next year were necessitated by the death of President Michael Sata who died in a London hospital on October 28, 2014.
Ms Nawakwi said that time was ripe for Zambians to choose a leader like herself who would liberate them from the problems they were currently facing.
She urged Zambians not to vote for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate because the ruling party was embroiled in in-fighting that were sparking unrest in the country.
Ms Nawakwi also accused the PF of looting the country’s resources and called on voters to give her the mandate to steer Zambia to greater heights.
“What was happening in the PF at the moment is a taboo and as such, they should not be voted back into power because they do not deserve to be there,” she said.
Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND)’s Hakainde Hichilema, Peter Sinkamba, leader of the Green Party and UNIP’s Tilyenji Kaunda have already announced their candidacy in the presidential election.
The MMD was by press time still locked in a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to decide who would stand on the former ruling party ticket amidst call for the return of former President Rupiah Banda to active politics.