TRADITIONAL leaders in Kapoche constituency in Eastern Province of Sinda district have rejected Patriotic Front (PF) candidates who the party has so far interviewed, saying they do not hail from the area.
And Induna Yambani has warned the PF leadership that once they adopt a person who does not hail from the area, the traditional leaders will find other options to disadvantage the party during the August polls.
Chieftainess Nyanje’s spokesperson Induna Bwindi has advised the PF leadership to consider the submissions from the chieftainess.
Induna Bwindi also warned that failure to adopt candidates who hail from the chiefdom would force traditional leaders to instruct their subjects to vote for other people.
This follows the shortlisting of people alleged not to hail from the area, a move which has angered the traditional leadership in the area.
In an interview with journalists at Chieftainess Nyanje’s palace, the Indunas charged that they want local people who have been on the ground for a long time.
“It is not good to adopt people who come from other chiefdoms to come and represent people when we have people that can represent us,” said Induna Malondela.
And Induna Nyamungu explained that the royal establishment want young Mustard Phiri to lead the people in Kapoche constituency and not a “foreigner”.
“We sent the young man Mustard to school to come and help us, we do not know Elibo (Elias Daka); he is from Petauke and ran away from Dora Siliya to come here. We do not want Charles Banda because he failed when he was once a Member of Parliament,” he said.
And Induna Nyanje has challenged Mr Banda to explain what he did when he was a lawmaker for the area. Induna Nyanje said there was nothing new he had done in the constituency.
“We did not have any development under Charles Banda and he wants to come back again; we do not want him, he failed what development can he bring this time?” she charged.