The Patriotic Front (PF) in Muchinga Province has welcomed the re-instatement of Edgar Lungu as the party’s Secretary General.
In an interview with ZANIS in Chinsali today, PF Chinsali District Vice Chairperson Amon Mulenga said the party in the district is happy with the re-instatement of Mr. Lungu who was fired on Monday.
Mr. Mulenga said what had started happening in the ruling party was uncalled for adding that it is wrong for people to start positioning themselves to take over even before the President late Michael Chilufya Sata is put to rest.
Mr. Mulenga said party members in the district will not support anybody bent on bringing confusion in the party before and after the burial of the late President.
He advised people with intentions to stand as presidential candidates on the party ticket to wait until the President has been put to rest.
The party district chairperson said President Sata was a peaceful leader who deserves to be mourned in peace and dignity.
And Nakonde PF District Chairperson Joe Chanda said the party in the border town was very disturbed when Dr Scott fired Mr. Lungu as party Secretary General.
Mr. Chanda said the party in the district has confidence in the leadership of Mr. Lungu just like the person who appointed him, the late President Sata.
He however, said the ruling party in Nakonde is happy that acting President Guy Scott has realized that he made a mistake to fire Mr. Lungu and immediately re-instated him.
Mr. Chanda has since called on leaders in the party to show leadership and ensure that the party is united even as it mourns its founder and leader.
Acting president Guy Scott on Monday fired Edgar Lungu as party Secretary General and replaced him with Chipili Constituency Member of Parliament Davies Mwila who turned down the offer and he later appointed Kawambwa MP Nixon Chilangwa.