The ruling Patriotic Front has directed Matero MP Miles Sampa to only restrict his mobilization of the party to his constituency.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya said only members with the blessings of the party hierarchy are allowed to go round the country to mobilise and Mr Sampa was not one of them.
Mr Bwalya said the party had seen it feet to provide guidance so as to ensure that there is sanity in the way mobilizations are done and has called on party structures to shun any member claiming to be on a national program alone.
He said the party has only allowed a few individuals to go around the country.
“No party official is allowed to undertake national mobilisation activities without the full blessing of the part hierarchy. For avoidance of doubt, the only people allowed to do that are President Lungu, Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili, Mumbi Phiri, Devis Chama, Stephen Kampyongo Jean Kapata and Me. Miles Sampa is not one of them, therefore , in absence of permission from the concerned authorities Mr. Sampa should confine his mobilization activities to his constituency,” Mr. Bwalya said.
Mr. Bwalya also instructed party members to stop issuing statements on the alleged ambitions of Mr. Sampa with regard to forming his own political party.
He said the PF was a democratic party and that no one will be crucified for harbouring political ambitions including that of becoming President of the country provided they do not bring the name of the party into disrepute.
He also said the issue of who will the PF Presidential candidate is non-negotiable as President Lungu remains the sole candidate as he still remains with a 5 year second term to complete.
The directive to restrict Mr. Sampa comes in the wake of on going rumors that a splinter group from the ruling party is about to form its own political party which will be called the Democratic Front.