Leader of an organisation called Friends of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has vowed to continue supporting President Edgar Lungu.
This was after its Country Director Emmanuel Chilekwa was detained for 48 Hours by police and charged with false representation under the organisation ‘Friends of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’.
Chilekwa is accused of obtaining K105, 000 by false pretence. He is expected to appear in court on April 11 2015.
But Chilekwa said he welcomes the charges saying it is a great development to once and for all, quash all malice and falsehoods against the organisation’s fight for President Lungu.
He claimed that the detractors are working with known top level officials in government who are supporting them.
‘Our detractors have been scheming with all and sundry, claiming we have not helped the President, that we are a falsehood, all because they pirated our idea which they want to run with, although they have no plan or strategy for it,’ he said.
He said the organisation members have in the last few months been pursued, followed and frustrated thanks to the support from its Patron, President Lungu and Trustee, Vice President Inonge Wina who has been with them through thick and thin and has been briefing the President on the organisations operations and strategies.
‘Am personally grateful to our National Trustee, who has been there with us from inception (and would be ready to testify in Court), Mr. George Siame. Now that we have a date in court on 11th April at the Magistrates Court, they must come well prepared for all their lies, malice and falsehoods against us – as the legal counter claim for damages will leave them gasping in awe as to what the turn of events would be. Victory is certain, falsehood has very short legs,’ he vowed.
He said his team shall demonstrate its contributions to the election of President Lungu, which he has personally acknowledged on record.
‘We shall also demonstrate that our detrators don’t mean well and are working against President Lungu,’ he said.
He added, ‘Come 11th April, all that is not being said will be heard in Court.
However, be rest assured, only President Lungu or the Vice President can stop our fight for our Patron, Edgar Chagwa Lungu – any other, they are just exercise their democratic right of speech.’