PATRIOTIC Front (PF)Secretary General Davies Mwila has cautioned all PF members to desist from exposing their differences in opinions to the media.
This follows a purported altercation between PF Roan Member of Parliament (MP) Chishimba Kambwili and Mpulungu PF MP Freedom Sikazwe in Parliament on Friday.
The duo is said to have differed after Dr Kambwili uttered a question to Ms Wina during the Vice-President’s question time.
Over the weekend, the Sunday Nation newspaper carried a story quoting Mr Sikazwe saying Dr Kambwili was “bitter” over a contract tender he supposedly canceled against the Roan MP.
Mr Mwila declined to comment on the alleged feud between Dr Kambwili and Mr Sikazwe, who is Presidential Affairs Minister, but advised that no differences should be settled in the media.
“No one should go to the media to talk about issues that are supposed to be discussed internally and whoever will continue, stern action will be taken against them and there will be no debate,” Mr Mwila said.
He said there must be order in the ruling party for it to lead the country towards meaningful development.
And Mr Mwila has disclosed that Vice-President Inonge Wina counselled PF Roan Member of Parliament (MP) Chishimba Kambwili and Copperbelt PF youth chairperson Nathan Chanda to co-exist for the unity of the party.
Dr Kambwili, who is former Information and Broadcasting Services minister, and Mr Chanda, who is Luanshya Mayor, have been reprimanded following an altercation this year.
The duo were alleged to have differed after Dr Kambwili accused Mr Chanda of being a wizard who was behind his dismissal from Cabinet by President Edgar Lungu last year.
A PF disciplinary tribunal called the duo to appear before it separately with witnesses and the findings of the panel, which is chaired by PF national chairperson Ngosa Simbyakula, presented its findings to the party central committee which is chaired by President Lungu.
The central committee reprimanded Dr Kambwili in writing, while the duo was directed to reconcile at a meeting to be chaired by Ms Wina, who is Republican Vice-President.
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said in an interview yesterday that the reconciliatory meeting chaired by Ms Wina was held at Cabinet office last month and both parties were urged to move on in unison.
“We now expect both parties to move on and put the incident behind them for the sake of the party,” he said.