An estimate of 70 people has collected forms for nominations for the upcoming Be Forward Wanderers main executive and supporters’ committee elections.
Board of trustees Secretary, Patrick Jumbe predicted that the number might hike following the reduction by 50 percent in nomination fees on Tuesday. The supporters’ committee election will be held on Sunday.
Faces that have been noted to have collected forms according to the secretary, to name a few are outgoing executive committee chairperson George Chamangwana, former
General Secretary Chipiliro Mpinganjira and former supporters’ chairperson Yona Malunga.
Jumbe pointed out that the board does not expect all the people who collected the forms to stand during elections.
Out of the 70, six had signed and returned the forms with the nomination fees.
Meanwhile, one of the aspirants who has collected the forms Duncan Kamwendo, who wants to contest for vice-general secretary, said the record number of aspirants is good for competition.
But supporters’ committee chairperson aspirant Malunga said he would not pay the nomination fees because the move to demand the fees was unconstitutional.
“There is nowhere in the constitution that says we must pay nomination fees. I will stand, but I will not pay,” Malunga said.