Around 70 people have collected nomination forms for the upcoming Be Forward Wanderers main executive and supporters’ committee elections.
The supporters’ committee election will be held on Sunday and speaking ahead of today’s deadline for nominations, board of trustees secretary Patrick Jumbe predicted that the figure might rise following the reduction of nomination fees by 50 percent on Tuesday.
Notable faces that have so far collected the forms, according to Jumbe, are outgoing executive committee chairperson George Chamangwana, former general secretary Chipiliro Mpinganjira and former supporters’ chairperson Yona Malunga.
Meanwhile, the board’s secretary said they did not expect all the people that have collected the forms to stand during the 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.