PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has said the party
would not succumb to pressure from some members to call for party
elections because the current mandate of office bearers had not yet
Addressing provincial party officials at Eastern Comfort Lodge in
Chipata on Tuesday, Mr Mwila who is on the tour of Eastern Province
said he would not bow to the pressure that the party should hold
He said there was nothing wrong which could warrant calling for intra
party elections stating that the current mandate of office bearers had
not yet expired.
“The party would not bow to pressure from party members calling for
early intra party elections. This is so because the current mandate of
office bearers had not yet expired,” he said.
He said the central committee would not be forced to call for early
elections in the province as it was happy with the performance of the
He said those calling for elections for party positions in Eastern
province were wrong.
Mr Mwila said the leadership of Andrew Lubusha as Provincial
chairperson was working well and managed to deliver the needed votes
in the August 11th 2016 general elections.
He said the party won more seats in the province because of
discipline, unity, and loyalty among members of the party.
He said it would be wise and prudent for people to continue supporting
the leadership of Mr Lubusha.
He explained that those who were trying to oust Mr Lubusha should wait
because the current chairman was working to the party’s expectations
in the province.
Mr Mwila has called on party members in Eastern Province to remain
united stating that the members must remain united if the party was to
win the future elections.
He said the party has demonstrated development as it was the reason why
Zambians gave them another mandate.
Mr Mwila said the party would not be forced to hold election at
provincial level by few individuals who want to get positions using
He said the party constitution stipulates that elections for office
bearers would only be held after three years.
And PF Chairperson for Information Frank Bwalya said Mr Lubusha was a
hard worker who has managed to mobilise the party using his own money.
Mr Bwalya who is also PF deputy spokesperson said PF was a vibrant
party saying some people were fond of jostling for positions.
He said there were no reasons why people should agitate for the
removal of Mr Lubusha because he was a good mobiliser of the party.
And PF youths who are in different camps exchanged some punches.