The PF has also adopted Iris Kaingu, the daughter of former Education Minister Michael Kaingu for the Mwandi seat.
PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila, announced at a media briefing yesterday that the PF Central Committee has adopted candidates to contest as MPs, mayor, and council chairperson in Western Province. Professor Lungwangwa and Iris Kaingu were among the 19 candidates who were adopted to stand on the PF ticket. Poniso Njeulu will stand on the PF ticket in Sinjembela constituency while former District Commissioner for Mulobezi Albertina Mwanamwalye has been adopted to contest the Mulobezi parliamentary seat.
Mr Mwila said Sioma independent MP, Subulwa Mbololwa, would recontest her seat on the ruling party ticket. He advised those that were not adopted remain loyal as there was always next time.
Mr Mwila also announced that the party would this weekend announce candidates for Southern and North-Western Provinces. Meanwhile, Mr Mwila said the PF central committee has adopted and approved the party manifesto for 2021 to 2026.He said the new 2021-2026 PF manifesto will be officially launched by President Edgar Lungu on the new tomorrow