PF wrangles deepen

Wrangles in the Patriotic Front have deepened with Lusaka Province officials now demanding that the Lusaka Province chairman Geoffrey Chuumbwe appointed by Party secretary general Wynter Kabimba should be subjected to an election through a provincial conference where new leaders will be elected ahead of the national conference.

This follows an attempt by Mr. Chuumbwe to bring back Goodson Banda as Lusaka District PF vice secretary a move which was rejected by party officials and almost put him in trouble with cadres, as it was viewed as an attempt to overthrow Mulenga Sata who was elected chairman unopposed.

And the breakaway Patriotic Front has challenged government spokesperson Joseph Katema to explain the disintegration in the ruling party, saying denial will not help the ruling party deal with the numerous wrangles and factions.

The officials wondered why Dr. Katema was quick to deny the fact that the PF was breaking up when senior party official among them ministers were holding dark corner meetings in government offices together with cadres.

“I am shocked that Dr. Katema wants to deny the fact that the PF is breaking up. I am sure he is aware about meetings which have taken place around Lusaka at a known hotel along Kasangula road, he is also aware of a meeting which took place at Baluba Motel on the Copperbelt and he should be aware about Ministers and deputy ministers who have been tasked to mobilize Western, North Western, Copperbelt and the entire Bemba region as well as Lusaka and Eastern Provinces respectively,” said the official.

The official said that it was hypocritical for the government spokesperson to suggest that it was wishful thinking of PF breaking up.

The official also revealed that (today) yesterday evenings they were meeting six PF serving civic leaders from Kabwata, Matero, Kanyama, Mandevu, Munali and Chawama Constituencies respectively to chart the way forward on mobilization.

“Dr. Katema was supposed to talk about the wrangles that have continued to reign in the party and in government over Mulenga Sata going through unopposed as Mayor for Lusaka City Council rather than disputing the fact that the PF is cracking. Dr. Katema is aware that ministers are unhappy about Mulenga Sata’s ascendance to the top Lusaka District leadership and most of us actually have expressed an open disapproval,” said the official.

In a new development, wrangles in the ruling PF have taken a different direction with members making new demands that Mr. Chuumbwe should be subjected to an election at the province in order to bring sanity in the troubled ruling party.

The demands were made after Mr. Chuumbwe attempted to sneak into the party district leadership embattled Banda as vice secretary.

The move was foiled by youths who rushed to the district office saying the action was an attempt to overthrow President Sata’s son Mulenga.

But when contacted Mr. Chuumbwe denied scheming to overthrow Mulenga stating that Banda was only taking up his substantive position of vice secretary which he was holding before he was appointed Lusaka district chairman.

“Banda was elected as vice secretary of the district and when he was appointed district chairman, his position became vacant and after Ashell Kampengele was appointed District Commissioner. It is just appropriate for Banda to revert back to his position as vice secretary,” said Mr. Chuumbwe.

Mr. Chuumbwe said it was not his personal decision to have Banda revert to his position but that the district leadership that included Mulenga Sata had resolved that the former chairman be given back his position.

“Please talk to the district chairman about this because there is no way I would start scheming to overthrow an elected leader. Mr.  Banda’s substantive position was vice secretary and after Mulenga Sata was elected chairman, it was resolved by the district and the province that he (Banda) should revert to his position. The meeting we called today (yesterday) at the district office was meant to resolve this matter and I do not see any problem,” Mr. Chuumbwe said.

And some youth leaders who attended the meeting accused Mr. Chuumbwe and Mr. Banda of scheming against President Sata and the PF by having links with the suspected breakaway ‘Fourth Republic Party’ formation.

“They failed to organize the party when they were at the district, there were heavy divisions which are now a thing of the past, so we don’t want them to start bringing confusion.

They should just concentrate on organising the Republic Party and leave the PF alone if they want to be at peace or we shall sort them out,” the youths said.

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2 Responses to “PF wrangles deepen”

  1. Sinkamba Wisdom says:

    PF BREAKING APART

    THROUGH THIS MEDIA SOME OF US HAVE STARTED THAT PF IS A ONE TERM GOVERNMENT. THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL FOR EVERY ONE TO SEE. WE HAVE STATED BEFORE THAT THE WAY PRESIDENT SATA MICHEAL HAS PROTECTED KABIMBA IS LIKE THE THIRD TERM ISSUE WHICH SATA MICHEAL CARRIED OUT IN CHILUBA DAYS. SO THE SAME GHOST IS NOW COMING INTO HIS GOVERNMENT.GIVEN LUBINDA WAS CALLED NAMES, GBM SHOWED SATA MICHEAL THAT HIS FAMILY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE POSITION OF DEFENCE MINISTER HENCE HE RESIGNED AND THIS HAS RAISED THE POLITICAL BAR FOR GBM IN PF . MASEBO DID ALL SHE COULD BUT NOW SHE IS STANDING ON THE FENCE. I KNOW WHAT MASEBO IS CAPABLE OF DOING IN PF. PF IS TOO SMALL AND WEAK TO MANIPULATE MASEBO AS SHE IS AGOOD PARTY ORGANISER SOON THE BREAK WAY TEAM IS GOING TO MASEBO AS ONE OF THE KEY PILLARS. THE MULENGA SATA IS COMING INTO POWER IS NOT PLEASING TO MOST PF CADRES. THE VIOLENCE WHICH MICHEAL SATA HAS FAILED TO CONTROL IN PF IS ANOTHER ISSUE AS SOME CLEAN PF OFFICIALS HE SATA HAS CALLED USELESS MPS AND USELESS MINISTERS ARE BUSY REACTING IN A DIFFERENT WAY WHILE SATA IS PAYING THEM SALARIES TO FACILITAE MOBILISATION FOR THEIR NEW PARTY.AS THINGS STAND NOW . PF CAN NOT WIN AN ELECTION IN MUCH OF NORTHERN, MUCHINGA PROVINCE BECAUSE OF THE DEMEANING OF THE BEMBA CHIEFDOM. PRESIDENT MICHEAL SATA MUST REMEBER THAT HE IS GOING TO BE IN MORE PROBLEMS THAN RB . LOOK AT RDA FUNDS MANAGED FROM STATE HOUSE THIS ACTION IS GOING TO BITE HIM. FORGET ABOUT THIS THESE PEOPLE FEDING HIM WITH LIES THAT MULENGA SATA CAN BE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. ITS NOT POSSIBLE LOOKING AT THE WAY THE FATHER HAS OFFENDED THE CHIEFDOMS COUNTRY WIDE, THE PEOLPE OF ZAMBIA ON THE CONSTITUTION, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ON THE WINDFALL TAX WHERE BY THE ROADS IN PLACES LIKE CHINGOLA ARE ALL GONE, LOOK AT THE VIOLENCE SATA MICHEAL AND HIS PF HAS BROUGHT IN ZAMBIA, SATA HAS DENIED FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY TO ZAMBIAS, DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN KILLED BY SATA MICHEAL WHERE TO DAY ONLY PF CADRES HAVE EXPREES FREEDOM TO DEMONSTRATE, SATA AND KABIMBA HAVE KILLED THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS AN ACT WHICH CAN NOT MAKE KABIMBA OR SATA TO VOTED INTO OFFICE AS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF DECEIT ON THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS. SO THE BREAK AWAY IN THE PF IS VERY SOON COMING AND ITS EVEN LATE. THERE WAS ALOT OF TALK WHEN SATA CALLED MINISTERS USELESS AND MPS USELESS BUT BECAUSE OF POVERTY SOME SAID THEY SHOULD STAY ON WHILE THEY MOBILIZE THEMSELVES HENCE THE SAID MEETING WHICH THE KATEMA IS HIDING OR PRETENDING HE IS NOT AWARE. ALSO THE POLICE KNOW ABOUT THESE MEETINGS NOW BECAUSE THE THEY TIRED WITH THE PF CADRES CALLING THEM[POLICE] IDIOTS, SO THEY WOULD RATHER SEE PF DISINTEGRATE SO THAT THEY COULD START OPERATING IN APROFESSIONAL WAY UNLIKE NOW WHERE PF CADRES ARE GIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO POLICE ON WHAT TO DO.
    TIME IS FAST MOVING THAT IS THE MORE REASON EVEN THOSE POLICE FROM STATE HOUSE SAID PF IS ONE TERM OFFICE WHEN THEY WERE BEING SHOUTED BY THAT OFFICIAL ON WHOM THEY PARKED THEIR CAR ON HIS PARKING LOT.
    ITS NOW THE TIME TO GIVE HH AND UPND SUPPORT. LET US AS ZAMBIANS UNIT FOR ACOMMON PURPOSE TO VOTE OUT PF OUT OF OFFICE BEFORE VIOLENCE CONSUMES THIS NATION. FOR THOSE MINISTERS WHO WANT TRO BREAK AWAY , PLEASE YOU DO IT NOW BECAUSE IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO COME AND CAMPAIGN IN 2016 BECAUSE YOU WILL BE HAVING THAT TAG OF BEING USELESS WHICH MICHEAL SATA HAS GIVEN YOU. SO IF YOU GO WITH THAT TAG OF BEING USELESS MINISTERS AND USELESS MPS IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR TO DEFEND YOURSELF WHEN THE ELECTORATES WILL BE ASKING YOU HOW USEFUL OR USELESS YOU HAVE BEEN BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OPENLY TOLD YOU THAT YOU ARE USELESS MPS AND USELESS MINISTERS, I KNOW THE WHAT THE CAMPAIGN MOOD HOW PEOPLE TEND TO TAKE INFORMATION EXPLAINED TO IN POLITICAL RALLIES.
    THIS TIME AROUND I TRUST THAT HH IS THE MOST FAVOURED CANDIDATE IN 2016. SO LET US GIVE HIM CHANCE TO COME AND REBUILD THE BROKEN SOCIETY.TO REBUILD THE BROKEN ECONOMY. FARMERS THIS IS THE TIME TO SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW FARMER, BUSINESSMEN THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW BUSINESSMAN HH. ACADEMICIANS, SCHOOLARS,STUDENTS , SCHOOL LEVERS THIS IS TIME TO SUPPORT HH BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE VALUE OF EDUCATION. VIVA HH. VIVA UPND. VIVA ZAMBIAN PEOPLE VOTE HH AND UPND IN 2016. THEN YOU WANT SEE CADRES IN THE STREETS WITH PANGAS AND GUNS BECAUSE UPND AND HH’S TEAM ARE CIVILISED CITIZENS.THEY SPEAK PEACE NOT VIOLENCE.

  2. steve says:

    When you see snails start emerging from hibernation just know that rainy season draws near.

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