The opposition United Party for National Development has given the biggest indication that it will field former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as Hakainde Hichilema’s running mate.
Mwamba, popularly known as GBM has opted out of the parliamentary race leaving it for his daughter Sibongile has been fielded as the UPND candidate for the Kasama Central seat that he holds.
The question for the running mate candidate in the UPND has caused anxiety among senior members with the long termers being of the view that Dr Canisius Banda be given the appointment while GBM has cultivated some support internally and seems certain to be the one to carry the ticket.
GBM is currently on a campaign trail on the Copperbelt while Dr Banda is away on holiday in South Africa where he is taking in some air off the Atlantic Ocean by the Table Mountain.
Sibongile’s case reeks of another family affair where former Vice President Dr Guy Scott has been allowed to field his wife as the candidate for the Lusaka Central parliamentary seat.
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