The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not participate in the Kasenengwa Parliamentary by Election slated for 6th September 2018 .
The seat fell vacant after the demise of former Gender Minister Victoria Kalima.
Party Secretary General Mwenye Musenge alleges that they suffered a setback after its preferred parliamentary candidate Sensio Banda was bought off by the Patriotic front.
He says Mr. Banda has since successfully field in his nomination under the Pf.
He explained that Up until five days ago, Mr. Banda was a member of the NDC.
Mr. Banda sat on the select committee of the NDC that has been tasked to draw up the party manifesto.
Mr Musenge adds that this is the second time that the Pf has bought off a prospective electoral candidate from the NDC.
“This country is slowly drifting into a one party state going by the recent attempts by the pf to kill the opposition,” he said.
“The NDC will in due course issue a comprehensive statement on the matter” he added.