Alliance to rally behind MMD in Sept 11th by-elections
Time Posted: August 24, 2014 7:58 pm
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema confers with Alliance for Better Zambia leader Father Frank Bwalya
Four political party members of the Opposition Alliance (OA) have pledged to support the opposition MMD in the forthcoming September 11th Parliamentary by-elections.
The Alliance which comprises the MMD, ABZ, PP, APC and ZDDM recently resolved to be fielding one candidate in future by-elections between then and 2016.
Alliance coordinator Frank Bwalya has disclosed to Qfm news that the decision to support the MMD in all five September 11th Parliamentary by-elections is due to the fact that four out of the five vacant parliamentary seats belonged to the former ruling party.
Father Bwalya, who is also ABZ president, says the four opposition political parties that have pledged to rally the behind the MMD are determined to do everything possible to ensure the former ruling party wins the by-elections in which other political parties such as the ruling PF and UPND are contesting.
He says the idea is to ensure that the Alliance’s members continue having more seats in Parliament to make certain that good laws that are of the benefit of the Zambia are enacted.
He has further disclosed that the Alliance is still working on the modalities of coming up with one leader who will be the President of the Alliance.