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Bowman Lusambo denies giving church choirs K20 000 each in exchange for votes

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Mr. Lusambo said he is a well-known public figure in his constituency. He said he is a household name in his constituency adding that even children and ordinary people know him. Mr Lusambo said the allegations that he was bribing electorates during campaigns are not true.

When asked by his legal counsel Jonas Zimba if it was true that on August 8, 2021, he invited two choir groups at his residence and gave them K20, 000 to share, Mr Lusambo dismissed the allegations stating that on the material day, he was in Kitwe attending a political rally at Changanamai ground in Kwacha Constituency.

The Choirs being referred to are from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Masala and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kabushi.

Mr Lusambo also denied having bribed choir members from United Church of Zambia.
“As an MP, my job is to interact with the people and being a Christian my Lord, from 2015 to date, I have visited more than 40 churches and I have interacted with congregants including choir members, ” he said.

Mr Lusambo further dismissed allegations that his agent, a Mrs Nyirenda rounded up UPND members and treated them to a banquet of food.

He described the allegations that he gave a group of young men K4, 000 and also promised them sluggish dumps once they voted for him as total imagination and fabrication.

“On the material day, I was in Lusaka preparing campaigns and campaigns materials for our party on the province,” Mr Lusambo said.

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