UDF leader Miles Sampa has written to President Edgar Lungu asking to re-join the Patriotic Front.
In an open letter, Mr Sampa who left the PF in January 2016 and founded the UDF said he went astray after losing late Michael Sata whom he considered as his mentor and father figure.
Mr Sampa whose last position in the PF government was that of Deputy Commerce Minister said he is now not seeking or expecting any position or appoint in government.
Below is Mr Sampa’s letter.
To: The PF President, PF Secretary General(SG), Members of the Central Committee (MCC) and the PF General membership
REF: Rejoining PF
Today I woke up with deep reflection on my recent past. I realize that I went astray. From the date I lost my mentor and father figure, my actions have been irrational and superseded by emotions. I deeply regret it all and marks as a solid lesson.
Despite effort from some senior officials, there was a counter internal stronger force that led me away from a party which is home to me. I walked away from my bonafide political family and my conscience has not been clear since.
In all my past actions, I did not seek God’s intervention. I have since had divine and spiritual engagement with a number Pastors and other people of God who have helped me see my errors of which I take full responsibility.
As I return to where I belong, I neither seek nor expect any position or appointment. All I ask for is your forgiveness.
I further wish to apologize unreservedly to all that I may have injured directly or indirectly in the past or those that may disagree with my current decision. I only wish to be true to myself and to all.
God Bless All and Sincerely Yours,