By Nation Reporter
KAFUE Member of Parliament Obvious Mwaliteta’s decision to resign his ministerial position will not shake the strength and position of the PF in the district.
Kafue PF youth secretary Mwansa Kamima said Mr Mwaliteta’s decision came without consultation or blessing from the party structures in his constituency and had no links to the ruling party.
Mr Kamima said the party respected the decision as his democratic right, but that it had no bearing on the numbers or strength of the party in Kafue.
He said Mr Mwaliteta made the decision alone and alone he had gone to wherever, adding that his future plans had not yet been communicated to the ground.
“He (Mwaliteta) has not formally communicated to the party in the constituency on his resignation, so right now we are not aware of his immediate plans other than what we read on social media that he resigned from his position as Lusaka Province Minister.
“It is democratic right to move to wherever he feels most comfortable, otherwise we are not the least shaken by his decision,” he said.
He explained that the party was actually receiving applications for nominations from interested contenders at parliamentary and ward levels including mayor position with four applications so far for MP.
He said although Mr Mwaliteta said he was only resigning as Minister and not as MP, his intensions remained unknown as he had not formally communicated to the party at district or other levels.
“We are still trying to hear from him on his future plans,” he said
Mr Kamima said President Edgar Lungu should now see who was genuinely by his side with the anticipated mass defections which would have no effect on the party, but rather help to know who was a ‘wolf in sheep skin’.
“Such action is just bringing out who is in good standing and support with the Edgar Lungu leadership and the PF party, because there is no way you can decide to quit at this point when elections are around the corner,” he said.