Nkhata Bay South West MP Professor Eta Banda is seeking Court intervention to stop Peoples Party primary elections scheduled for December 21, 2013 citing unfair practices by fellow contender Ken Zikhale Ng’oma.
Banda could not be reached for comment but her supporters confirmed the development to Nyasa Times .
The former foreign affairs minister is alleging that Ng’oma is distributing party clothes and salt to would be voters as a way to induce them to vote for him.
The ruling PP has kick started preparations for its primary elections for candidates in the parliamentary and local government elections starting with the northern region.
On December 21, primary elections will be held in Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhata Bay and Likoma. While for Mzuzu, Mzimba and Rumphi they will be held on December 22.
So far Party vice President Khumbo Kachali (Mzimba South West), Reverend Malani Mtonga (Karonga south), Joseph Mabvuto Kachale (Mzimba Central) have sailed through unopposed.
In Nkhata Bay South West , Zikhale Ng’oma, a former close aide of president late Bingu wa Mutharika, who is PP deputy national director of campaign , said he is a clear winner of the primaries.
“Ettah Banda knows that will not triumph because she has done nothing for people of the constituency since she became MP. Saphula kanthu kuno,” flamboyant Ng’oma said.
He said the handouts has been his spirit regardless of whether they are elections or not.