The Lusaka district Patriotic Front (PF) youths who have been violently attacking each other since the endorsement campaign of President Michael Sata for the 2016 general elections have finally reconciled with the leadership in the district calling for unity among members as the next elections draw closer.
Lusaka district PF acting chairman Stassford Chewe Kayame told the Sunday Nation that the party in Lusaka had reconciled and that the differences that had rocked the party had been buried.
The ruling party in Lusaka has since set January 25th 2014 as the date for the district conference at which a new executive is expected to be ushered into office following the ousting of Goodson Banda by Robert Chikwelete who was later disowned by President Michael Sata.
Kayame said there was need for the ruling party to reconcile in Lusaka so that they could focus on the next general elections as a family.
Kayame said as the Lusaka district PF acting chairman, he had called for a meeting which was attended by all the seven constituencies and that they were resolved to mend their differences because the quarrels had left the ruling party divided. He said so far only Mulenga Sata had expressed desire to contest the position of Lusaka PF district chairman and hoped that more candidates would be coming out as the date of the elections draws closer.
Party insiders have said that Mulenga Sata was likely going to be unopposed in the election of the district chairman because he was receiving overwhelming support from party members in the district.
They said it was unlikely for Goodson Banda or any other official to challenge Mulenga said because the Lusaka Deputy Mayor was commanding a lot of following and that the party in Lusaka was more comfortable with him than any other candidate.