As tensions ahead of BY-elections rise in Mzimba Central Constituency gathers momentum, the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) candidate has protested that Police has been refusing her permission to hold campaign meetings.
Enita Wezi Njolwa, Aford candidate said whenever she has been planning to hold meetings, authorities tell her ruling People’s Party has already booked the venue.
“They have been frustrating me to hold campaign meetings,” Njolwa protested.
“I have been struggling to meet the electorate. The playing ground has not been level,” she said.
The party’s Chairperson for Elections and Campaign Dan Msowoya said “the intimidation is just too high.”
He said Aford was outraged with what was happening.
Msowoya however said the message they put to people is that “they must expect this kind of intimidation but we will continue pushing,”
“AFORD is the answer really. The spontaneous governments keep showing up without proper popular mandate through the ballot, which in the process have brought disrepute on the entire nation,” Msowoya said.
Mzimba Central Constituency fell vacant following the death of Professor Donton Mkandawire and voting will take place on October 9.