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THE PF Central Committee has made a decision to reopen the presidential nominations to accommodate
others who are still interested in contesting the presidency but did not meet the earlier deadline.
The committee encouraged youths and women prospective candidates to participate during the window
which will be opened by the Acting Secretary General, Nixon Chilangwa.
PF chairperson of Information and Publicity, Rapheal Nakacinda said the resolution was made at Central
committee meeting held in Lusaka on Saturday.
“The Secretariat has been tasked with re-opening and providing a process for other persons that may
still be interested in contesting the party presidency but couldn’t meet the earlier deadline,” he said.
He said the meeting also resolved some of the contentious issues regarding the preparations leading to
the Extra-Ordinary General Conference scheduled for March 2023 to elect a new party president. Mr
Nakacinda disclosed that nine candidates successfully filed for expression of interest to stand for the
party presidency.
“Besides the eight aspirants that were publicly known, another aspirant in longtime businessman and
Patriotic Front senior member, Goodward Mulubwa was among the candidates that had successfully
filed their expression of interest to lead the party,” stated Nakacinda.
He also said an extra-Ordinary General Conference prior to the elective Extra-Ordinary Conference due
in March 2023, will be held to attend to outstanding issues and help modernize the Party Constitution.
“To this effect, a Constitutional Review Commission has been set up headed by Chairperson for Legal
Affairs and Lukashya member of parliament, George Chisanga.”
Mr Nakacinda said Mr Chisanga will complete the earlier work of reviewing and amending the party
Constitution that was started under the Mundubile led Constitutional Review Commission.

Among the PF aspiring presidents that attended the meeting were Chishimba Kambwili, Brian
Mundubile, Emmanuel Mwamba, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Greyford Monde and
Matero Member of Parliament, Miles Sampa.


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