FDD parliamentary candidate for Munali Antonio Mwanza has warned of serious consequences against his MMD counterpart Mike Mposha for allegedly removing and destroying his campaign posters.
But Mr Mposha has disputed the allegations saying he could not have been removing posters for a nonentity such as Mr Mwanza.
Mr Mwanza said he was very disappointed with the uncivilised and backward manner Mr Mposha had allegedly employed of removing his campaign posters.
He said he was aware that Mr Mposha was using his cadres to be destroying his campaign posters.
“If Mr Mposha has no manifesto and agenda for the people of Munali Constituency, he should just quit the race unlike removing my campaign material.
“I have written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) against the barbaric and primitive behaviour of Mr Mposha for allegedly destroying my campaign posters,” Mr Mwanza said.
He hoped that the ECZ would take action against Mr Mposha for allegedly violating the Electoral Code of Conduct. Mr Mwanza said if the ECZ did not do anything, he would have no choice but to unleash the monk square strategy which was used at the University of Zambia when he was the UNZASU President.
He said he was running clean campaigns based on issues affecting the people of Munali of whom Mr Mposha allegedly failed when he was a councillor for Munali ward 33.
When contacted for a comment, Mr Mposha said he was disappointed that Mr Mwanza would allegedly lie when he was the one who was removing and sticking his posters on top of his. Mr Mposha said with or without the posters, the people of Munali would give him the vote because he had done a lot for the people.
“I am very ready to be summoned by ECZ over the allegations because he is the one who has fallen victim of having my posters removed by Mr Mwanza,” he said.
Mr Mposha has advised Mr Mwanza to desist from destroying and removing his posters because the act was a violation of the Electoral Code of Conduct.