THE Patriotic Front (PF) will not entertain any member scheming to cause divisions in the ruling party in an attempt to take it back to the days of intra-party fights and differences following the death of president Michael Sata, Jean Kapata has warned.
She said PF was bigger than any single individual and that those who felt were more important and popular should consider exiting from the party so that they could test their popularity outside the ruling party.
Ms Kapata who is PF elections chairperson said Zambians had fallen in love with President Edgar Lungu and were eager to give him a new mandate to continue governing the country with humility and humbleness.
Commenting on a statement by PF Matero member of Parliament Miles Sampa who said he was playing Donchi kubeba part II in the ruling party. Ms Kapata wondered why the Matero law-maker was planning to ambush the ruling party with a resignation when he could easily leave the party without causing consternation.
Ms Kapata said Mr Sampa should realize that the PF was bigger than any single individual and should therefore tame his ambitions because one would only become President if ordained by God.
She said many Zambians had ambitions of becoming presidents but if not ordained by God, their efforts would be in vain.
Ms Kapata stated that those who were planning to cause confusion in the PF because of their presidential ambitions should exit from the ruling party because President Lungu was the sole presidential candidate for the ruling party.
“What we should know as PF members is that no one is bigger than our party. The PF is bigger than Mr Sampa and we shall not entertain anyone to take us back to the days of intra-party fights following the death of president Michael Sata. Those who want to cause confusion, the door is open and they are free to leave. Zambians have fallen in love with President Lungu and they are going to give him a landslide victory. So those who are fantasizing of becoming presidents of Zambia are wasting their time because only God can ordain someone to become president. Mr Sampa should tell us about his Donchi kubeba part II mantra, instead of scheming to ambush the party with a resignation,” Ms Kapata said.
Ms Kapata said the support the PF was getting was overwhelming and that the ruling party was headed for landslide victory because Zambians were impressed with the massive development the ruling party was delivering.
She predicted that the opposition would certainly sink into oblivion after the August general elections adding that her assessment was that the PF had become the people’s party and many were defecting from other political parties to join the PF.
Recently, Mr Sampa told his supporters that the ultimatum given to him to resign from the party was short and needed a month to undertake a tour of the country to consult his relatives and supporters on whether to stay or leave the ruling party.
Mr Sampa also told his supporters at Central Park last week that for now, there was a Donchi kubeba part II in the PF and that as a member of the central committee, he was only answerable to President Lungu and the PF secretary general Davis Chama.
Efforts to get Mr Sampa failed as his mobile phone was switched off by press time.