The ruling Patriotic Front in Livingstone has said it is intact and ready for the forth-coming Livingstone Parliamentary by-Elections slated for February 28, 2013.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone yesterday, Kafue Member of Parliament Obvious Mwaliteta said all the party structures were in place and that whoever will be adopted to contest the seat on the PF ticket will be fully supported.
Mr Mwaliteta who is also PF Livingstone Campaign Manager said Livingstone residents have once again been blessed with an opportunity to choose a credible leader who will work with the government of the day.
“Livingstone residents’ prayers have been answered through the forth-coming by-election. They have been given an opportunity to choose a candidate who will bring them the much needed development,” said Mr Mwaliteta.
Mr Mwaliteta has since warned PF party members against forming parallel structures that might derail the party’s campaign efforts.
And Mr Mwaliteta has challenged civil servants in Southern province who are allegedly frustrating governments’ efforts to resign from the civil service.
Mr Mwaliteta said government was facing challenges in spearheading development because of a clique of disgruntled civil servants who want to make government fail to implement various developmental projects.
“There have been reports of some civil servants in Southern province trying to frustrate government’s efforts and I want to challenge those that intend to join politics to resign from the civil service before they are flashed out,” Mr Mwaliteta said.
Mr Mwaliteta said reports of two teachers having intentions of standing on the opposition ticket are disturbing as it indicated that some civil servants were against the government of the day.
And PF District Chairperson Fred Chibuye said the party was overwhelmed by the number of applicants wishing to stand on the PF ticket.
He said no adoption has been done yet.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwaliteta has lashed out at opposition UPND for being ‘hypocritical’ and hostile towards government despite the many developmental programmes that the PF government has implemented so far.
“The UPND is well known for being hostile and hypocritical and that is why its members are defecting to the PF,” said Mr Mwaliteta.
The Livingstone parliamentary seat fell vacant after the resignation of former United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Howard Sikwela.