PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Edgar Lungu has rubbished a facebook page created in his name purportedly propagating his presidential ambitions and has described the allegations as a desperate attempt by PF enemies to create an impression that there was succession crisis in the party.
Mr Lungu has dismissed assertions by the impersonating face-book page that he had launched his 2016 presidential campaigns when he had never said he had had such ambitions.
Mr Lungu warned that those behind the fabrication would be found and brought to book because their actions were inimical to the peace and stability of the ruling party.
Mr Lungu said the facebook page created in his name was malicious and the works of the enemy who were trying to create confusion in the ruling party.
Mr. Lungu who is Defence and Justice Minister, said the imaginations of succession battles in the PF would not help the enemies of the ruling party as they were just figments of things that did not even exist.
“As a loyal soldier of the PF, my devotion is totally to President Michael Sata and the ruling party. This is the work of enemies of PF aiming to cause anarchy by sowing seeds of discord. Let me warn those individuals behind these manouvres that soon their agenda will be brought to light,” Mr Lungu said
He said that the same criminals brought down the former ruling party MMD and now they wanted to destabilize the PF but hastened to warn that they would not manage to destroy the ruling party.
Mr Lungu has since appealed to PF members to remain united and continue to rally behind President Sata and the ideals of PF.
A face book account under the name “Edgar Lungu for 2016” was created last week purporting to float Mr Lungu as presidential candidate on PF ticket in 2016.
Meanwhile, Mr Lungu has revealed that there were criminals that were masquerading as PF cadres and grabbing land from people illegally in the name of the ruling party.
He said the criminals were embarrassing the ruling party and has since urged police to arrest any individual grabbing land at the pretext of belonging to PF.
And Mr Lungu said government was pleased that opposition political parties had accepted to be part of the country’s Golden Jubilee on 24th October and advised that Zambians should not view the 50th independence anniversary as a PF political event.
Mr Lungu said he was happy to have been told that the main opposition political parties, the United Party for National Development (UPND) and the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) would be part of the celebrations.