Lawyer Kelvin Fube Bwalya has revealed his ambitions to challenge President Edgar Lungu as PF Presidential candidate for the 2021 General elections at the Party’s convention next year.
Mr. Fube has maintained that the PF Government under the current leadership has turned away from the principals of Party Founder late President Michael Sata such as lower taxes and putting more money in people’s pockets.
He said this has resulted in more suffering and increased poverty especially in rural areas which he intends to correct.
Speaking to Radio Phoenix in Mansa, Mr. Fube said Zambia is a Democratic Country and no one should be demonized for aspiring to become President.
“We must be careful even as you say KBF is an enemy, an enemy for what? Having an ambition does not make me an enemy”, He said.
Meanwhile, Confusion has continued to characterize the Patriotic Front intraparty elections on the Copperbelt.
Two weeks ago the elections in Kitwe saw an exchange of punches. Later the confusion surfaced in Ndola Central Constituency Twapia ward.
Kansenshi ward Chairperson Collins Kamala said it is unfortunate that the people that worked hard for the party for so long were sidelined.
He claimed that people from the UPND have been allowed to invade the party.
According to Mr Kalala, the ongoing intraparty elections had been hatched as a scheme to bar anyone from contesting claiming they are not loyal members.
He maintains that there is no way, the old members can be kicked out.
And the members said some officials banned because they have moved from Kansenshi ward.
They have since given a timely warning to the party leadership that they would opt to vote of other party’s if they continued to sideline them.
Recently Copperbelt Province PF Chairman Stephen Kainga said intra-party elections should not divide the ruling party.
There was another near punch up in Chingola yesterday during the ward elections which some officials have charged that the registered has been manipulated.