PF PARTY IN CRISIS OVER CANDIDATES REJECTION- MUNGANDU

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CHAMA South PF member of parliament Davison Mung’andu

PF PARTY IN CRISIS OVER CANDIDATES REJECTION, SAYS SUSPENDED MUNGANDU

The suspended provincial chairperson of the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party, Davison Mung’andu, has blamed the party’s woes on greed and urged the party to resolve its internal wrangles.

Mr Mung’andu, who is also a member of parliament, was reacting to the rejection of some of the party’s candidates for the upcoming by-elections by the electoral commission.

The candidates, who were endorsed by former President Edgar Lungu, were turned away because they did not have the signature of the current party leader, Miles Sampa.

The PF is divided between supporters of Mr Lungu and Mr Sampa, who both claim to be the legitimate president of the party.

Mr Sampa, who was elected at a disputed conference in October, has an injunction from the High Court preventing Mr Lungu and his allies from acting as party officials.

But Mr Lungu, who returned to active politics after losing the general elections in August, has defied the court order and appointed his own office bearers.

The by-elections, scheduled for January next year, are seen as a test of the party’s popularity and unity.

Chete FM

2 COMMENTS

  1. PF had better be careful or they will be timed out. Mr. Lungu and his supporters are used to using brawn instead of brains. It worked well when they were in power. Now that we have a government of laws in power, they would do well to put on their thinking cap.

    Anarchy is not the solution. Remember you gave your friend HH and UPND no space to campaign but they still outmanoeuvered you and won the 2021 elections without resorting to anarchy.

    Pretending that Mr. Miles Sampa is not an issue is burying your head in the sand. By the time you wake up, you would have been left behind and the country will have moved on.

    The way forward is to reconcile the two factions and have a convention to elect new office bearers who will have legitimacy. Appointing officials or installing oneself as president is not the best way to run an organisation.

    Currently most, if not all officials in Mr. Lungu’s PF faction are appointees, including Mr. Lungu himself (since he resigned from active politics and therefore, the PF presidency).

    But then, PF is the true representation of hypocrisy, lies and lawlessness.

    • These pf have chosen to live in denial and slowly but surely they keep burying their pf head deeper in the sand. Now two more factions have emerged, PF Kola and PF Kumawa just to complicate further the reconciling process. Nyapa tuli!!

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