Kabwe District Commissioner Patrick Chishala has become the first senior civil servant to publicly quit his post to join active politics following the directive by President Edgar Lungu for civil servants to choose between politics and the civil service.
Mr Chishala’s decision now clears his way for him for possible adoption for the Kabwe Central constituency seat under the PF.
This sets the stage for a major show down between Mr Chishala, PF lawyer Tutwa Ngulube and the incumbent James Kapyanga.
Mr Chishala announced his resignation during a press briefing which was held at Hindu Hall in Kabwe.
He said his decision to quit the position of Kabwe District Commissioner was arrived at following wide consultation.
Mr. Chishala who has since applied for adoption as Member of Parliament for Kabwe Central constituency on the ruling patriotic front party’s ticket in this year’s general election has pledged to devote his life to a political career working for the people of Kabwe central constituency.