Patriotic Front-PF member Frank Bwalya has challenged former Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to consider abandoning his court case and go for a parliamentary bye-election in order to test his popularity in the political arena.
Fr. Bwalya says Mr. Mwamba should not claim to be a popular figure in one breath while on the other still holding on to the Kasama Central seat through a court injunction.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Kasama that the ruling party is more than ready to contest the Kasama central bye-election once it is called by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
Fr. Bwalya noted that the PF is more popular in Kasama than any individual including Mr. Mwamba himself.
He said while Mr. Mwamba has a right to seek legal re-dress on the recent declaration of his Kasama Central seat vacant by the Speaker of the Assembly, he should stop attacking the ruling party at any given forum.
Fr. Bwalya has urged Zambians to continue entrusting the governance of the nation in the hands of the PF government, as it is committed to delivering sustainable development to all parts of the country.
Efforts to get a comment from Mr Mwamba by press time proved futile as his phone was not reachable.