Government Chief Whip Brian Mundubile has clarified that President Lungu did not hand pick any member of the Central Committee but merely submitted a list of proposed members to the National Council for consideration and ratification and the names were ratified as the list represented all regions of the entire country.
He said the National Council scrutinised the submitted list and ratified it on basis of representation on different factors among them gender and region.
And Mr. Mundubile has clarified that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) waived off the 5 years requirement for a person to qualify to be a member of the party’s Central Committee using standing orders provided for under Article 70 of the PF party Constitution.
Mr Mundubile who is former Chairperson for the Legal Affairs of the past Central Committee says this decision has seen new members such as former UPND party Spokesperson Charles Kakoma getting elected into the Central Committee among others.
He added that the standing order under Article 70 which was amended is part of the several orders which were amended by the National Council of the party at the recently held party conference which saw President Edgar Lungu re-elected as party president.
Mr Mundubile explained that according to Article 70, the Constitution may be amended by the general conference of the party provided a notice of the proposed amendment has been circulated to members of the National Council not less than one month before the meeting.
He says it also states that the notice of the proposed amendment should also subsequently be approved by the two thirds majority at the general conference.
Meanwhile Mr Mundubile, who is Mporokoso Constituency PF Member of Parliament, has described the recently held party convention as successful as it attracted participation from all ten provinces of the country.
“This passed conference is so far the best I have seen as it was well organised and it allowed for participation of all members without intimidation and other political parties were present, which for me is a plus as this shows political maturity as political parties are able to meet and dialogue.” he said.
He added that this shows how the political environment should be where politicians from different parties can meet without malice or intimidation.
That conference was a complete fuss, worse than a kangaroo court! Who really can trust these fools any longer? Just look at this quote: “merely submitted a list of proposed members to the National Council for consideration and ratification“. Just who the hell is he trying to fool!
Nonsense. President Lungu himself declared on live TV that he’s entitled to, and indeed did, handpick the entire list. So why now trying to negate it? Typical PF lies.
Why is Hon. Brian Mundubile labouring to explain the internal affairs of PF if its members decided to conduct their conversion the way chose then why should non members be concerned. Everything that happened during the conversion is water under the bridge and what we should look forward is a political battle PF and UPND and pray that the campaign ground will well levelled for a fair outcome.
LEVEL AND FAIR ??????????
pF SHOULD LOOK THAT WORD UP IN THE DICTIONARY
Scrutinised, ratified and elected. These words have the same meaning in the PF dictionary.
How was Charles Kakoma elected to the Central Commitee when no voting took place?
Labouring to justify the unjustifiable. Fool’s paradise
Madness is a political party that was in attendance, telling the whole world what transpired at a convention they didn’t attend . Upnd is full of f00lish cows.
PF IS FOND OF SHORT CUTS. SHE DOES NOT FOLLOW THE NORMAL PROCEEDURES. EVEN NOW SOON YOU WILL HERE THAT MINISTERS WILL REMAIN IN POWER UNTIL 12 AUGUST 2021. THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW AND THAT IS WHY CADRES COULD EVEN GO TO AN EXTENT OF HARRASSING CIVIL SERVANTS AS THEY BEAT ANYONE IN THE STATIONS. WAIT TIME FOR ALL IS COMING WHEN NO PF WILL BE SEEN CELEBRATING IN THE STATIONS AND MARKETS BECAUSE NO KAMPYONGO THE COMMANDER FOR POLICE WILL VOICE OUT AFTER PARLIAMENT IS DISOLVED.
KKKKK. TIME FOR POLICE TO ACT IS UP AFTER PARLIAMENT AND NO MINISTER WILL BE IN PLACE TO COMMAND KANGANJA.
KABILI CHIKAWAMA, WAIT AND SEE IF THESE CADRES WILL NOT BE CORRECTED AS AT NOW.
NB. THE WAY IT IS NOW WHERE ONE PF CADRES IS, IS SURROUNDED BY 20 NON PF SYMPATHYZERS. TIYENI TUFILILE MUNSENGA AS AT NOW.
I agree. President Lungu did not ‘hand-pick’ members of the Central Committee, he ‘electronically’ picked them.
HH is afraid because people are not ready to join UPND. Everybody wants a strong, ruling PF.
I am sure, haters must have spread the rumors just to target President Lungu. But, inside they must be crying because of supporting loser Hichilema.
When HH brought a handful of women to his UPND party in the name of women empowerment, what procedure did he followed before appointing them? We want to know!
Ruling the nation is not HH’s cup of tea. He cannot even make a development plan for Zambia as we have seen what he did in the manifesto, how he will handle the pressure of the President. My vote is for Mr. Edgar Lungu.
We trust President Lungu and we trust his process. End of the story!
Nobody can just enter PF, there is a procedure that needs to be followed, and then only they are allowed to call as PF members. The discipline and manners that we witness in all the PF members are just because of its selection process.
When it comes to development or for the betterment of people, President Lungu’s administration never distinguishes on the basis of religion or vote bank. We trust PF on that!
Now, we see the process of PF… What about HH? On what basis he will be adopting members to his party?
PF is very particular in choosing its members because PF has built its reputation in the country as a strong, powerful party. It can’t take the risk by selecting the wrong people.
Yes! Political maturity is important to maintain a good and positive political environment. But, it doesn’t apply to loser HH as he is an immature and selfish person, he has brought destruction to his party and turned it worst.
We should look at our development in relation to the growth of the entire region
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