Copperbelt Patriotic Front boss Nathan Chanda has cautioned Kelvin Fube Bwalya against treating the ruling party as a makeshift organization.
Chanda has asked Bwalya otherwise known as KBF to follow the tight procedure in his intention to challenge President Edgar Lungu for the leadership of the party.
Chanda, who is also Luanshya Mayor, says KBF should not be driven by bitterness and frustration in his desire to take over the ruling party.
The provincial leader hinted that KBF was in the process of forming his political party which will contest the 2021 general elections.
KBF SCHOOLED ON CHANGE OF PF LEADERSHIP. PF IS NOT A KATEMBA PARTY-NATHAN CHANDA, MCC
_Copperbelt … Wednesday, April 24, 2019_
PF Member Mr Kelvin Bwalya Fube’s call for President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to resign is unimaginable, wishful thinking and a daylight dozzing dream.
Mr KBF should be reminded that PF is not a Katemba party, but a political party that is established on rules and procedures.
We have noted with concern the continued levels of power hungry and bitterness being exhibited by Mr Kelvin Bwalya Fube.
However, we want to commend the Patriotic Front led by President Edgar Lungu for allowing democracy and divergent views to flow through the party.
PF has demonstrated that it is the only Democratic party in the country. We have had intraparty elections throughout the country, from section, branch, ward, constituency, District and Provincial level. This is an achievement which many political parties have failed to do.
Not withstanding, these facts, we have seen of late the manner in which ba KBF wants to practice his politics. Ba KBF should be free and is free to challenge for any position in the party. But we note with concern the allegations leveled against the party and its leadership, he wants to stand on. We are not saying that he should not criticize the leadership, but the manner in which it is being done.
Ba KBF, as a seasoned lawyer should know that the burden of proof is on him as he makes wide allegations against the PF and President Edgar Lungu. We remind him to use right channels to air any grievances that he may have unlike the unbecoming conduct that he has been exhibiting of late which is very regrettable.
We are fully aware that ba KBF wants attention and sympathy from the PF general membership and the Zambian people if disciplined for acting in a manner that is likely to bring the name the party into public ridicule, contempt or disrepute. He wants to play a victim. These are old ways of doing politics. If ba KBF has formed a party, he should just come out in the open instead of wasting the party’s time.
Those who are following him blindly must remind him that what he is doing as a lawyer is very bad. Publishing orally or writing any matter which in the opinion of the central committee constitutes an attack on the party is a very serious offence.
How can ba KBF call for the resignation of President Lungu as PF party President and Republican President! What a Joke! Let me remind him that President Lungu has a five year mandate from the party and the Zambian people which we are going to renew again in 2020 at the conference and 2021 in general elections. Ba KBF don’t forget that you where one of the delegates at the PF convention in Kabwe that elected President Lungu and you know how it is done so stop misleading people. Such levels of frustration from a Lawyer like you are shocking.
We want to also state categorically here that, as Copperbelt Province we stand with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as the candidate for the PF party at the next convention. We are convinced with the leadership of President Edgar Lungu to continue stirring the PF and the country at large.
As Copperbelt Province we call for Unity of purpose, Love, Hardwork, Peace, Dicispline and Coexistence in order to embrace everyone and grow the party.
PF Copperbelt Chairman
Nathan Bwalya Chanda