MMD ‘Refutes’ Kawambwa Voters Intimidation Report

The ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has refuted reports that it is intimidating rural voters in Kawambwa district of Luapula province ahead of the elections.
On Thursday, the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) confirmed receiving reports of MMD officials threatening electorates in the area that they establish who they will vote for on 20th September by checking in the computer system.
MMD deputy national secretary Chembe Nyangu tells qfm radio in an interview that such allegations are only aimed at bringing the party down.
Mr. Nyangu, who however expressed ignorance on the matter, accused the opposition parties of using all sorts of means to de-campaign the ruling party.
He notes that there is no way candidates can know who votes for them and who did not because elections are not conducted electronically.
He says it is surprising how the opposition is panicking ahead of the polls.
Mr. Nyangu says his party will remain focused with its issue based campaigns because it wants to return to power after the 20th September, 2011 polls.