Copperbelt Province PF officials have added their voice to the impending implosion of their Party saying “it is painful to see MMD members enjoying the fruits of our labour.”
The PF senior members who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of victimization said it is shocking that new comers have more power than people that founded and fought for the Party.
Four senior PF officials said it is painful to see people who fought and insulted Micheal Sata today calling the shots.
” We are in serious problems. We have two parallel structures here on the Copperbelt. Let me give you an example why we are saying that MMD has taken over. All the MPs on the copperbelt have roots of MMD. In Ndola Central Emmanuel Mulenga stood on MMD in 2011. Chifubu, Frank Ng’ambi stood on MMD, Kwacha, Joe Malanji stood on MMD and others.”
” All these were Rupiah Banda boys and today they are PF MPs elected on the popularity of PF. Are you telling me that we did not have credible PF members? This is the fight we have. Now these guys have their people from MMD. Next year, we are having party elections and these guys have positioned their friends from MMD to take over,” said one of PF officials.
They complained that most of the PF old members are being sidelined by the new members who have so much power.
They said soon the PF will have serious in fights, because they are not ready to let go of a party they fought for.
” Tell us who our strong men remaining in PF are? We don’t have any, they have been thrown out and the fear is that even us the remaining leaders, soon, we are going. It is a shame. Do you think Kambwili is happy today? He has a following and most of the leaders here are loyal to him. Wait and see what will soon happen.”
Meanwhile PF youths across the country have started a campaign on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp #WeWantToMeetThePresident demanding to meet the Party President Edgar Lungu.
The youths feel they have been dumped after being used to campaign for PF Parliamentary candidates and the President in the 2016 general election.