NO ONE individual will be allowed to break and destroy the Patriotic Front (PF) and party members should not allow themselves to be misled by some disgruntled people who think they are more important than others, President Edgar Lungu has said.
Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe said it was the desire of President Lungu to see that the PF grows stronger and more attractive and he was not going to allow individuals who were attempting to break the party by claiming ownership of the governing party.
Mr Sikazwe said this when he addressed the PF district leadership in Kitwe yesterday.
Mr Sikazwe said PF members on the Copperbelt and Kitwe in particular should not allow themselves to be misled by individuals who wanted to use them to fight personal battles.
He said President Lungu would not take kindly to party members who would allow themselves to be misled by some individuals who thought they had the monopoly of wisdom, warning that such members would end up regretting after being used and dumped.
“I know that there are people who are coming here telling you that ‘look, you have been left out on employment and they are bringing in MMD members’. Those people just want to mislead you. They have their own personal battles to fight and want to use you to help them fight their battles.
‘‘I am telling you, no one individual can break the PF and if you allow yourselves to be misled by some of these people who think they have the monopoly of wisdom you will regret. You will even lose what you were supposed to benefit. Let us work in unity and you will see what you will achieve,” Mr Sikazwe said.
Mr Sikazwe was accompanied by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, Copperbelt PF provincial chairman Stephen Kainga, PF Copperbelt provincial secretary Binwell Mpundu, Kitwe district PF secretary Chileshe Bweupe and Kitwe district commissioner Chanda Kabwe.