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UPND CANDIDATE IN KATUBA REJECTED

By NOEL IYOMBWA

CONFUSION has characterized the United Party for National Development (UPND) adoption process in Katuba constituency where the party has settled for Mwabashike Nkulukusa.

UPND supporters have rejected Mr Nkulukusa, stating that he was not popular on the ground.

Some supporters feel the party made a wrong decision to choose a candidate who has not been on the ground.

One of the supporters, Beatrice Mwala, said the UPND has given the seat to the Patriotic Front (PF) by choosing a candidate who is not preferred by the people in Katuba.

Ms Mwala said immediate past MP Aubrey Kapalasa had been with the people and delivered development such as drilling boreholes as well as upgrading of schools.

Another UPND supporter, Martin Mushayi, said as a supporter of UPND he has decided to support the ruling PF because the adopted candidate was not known in the constituency.

Mr. Mushayi explained that the constituency has for many years been held by the opposition but it has been given to another party by adopting a candidate who was not wanted by the people.

He said the party should have consulted the people instead of imposing a candidate who is not known on the ground.

Meanwhile Katuba multipurpose corporate spokesperson Jani Chitambala said the youths are not ready to support a candidate who is not known.

He said the UPND made a mistake to change a candidate when people believed in him and happy with his leadership.

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