PF Siavonga welcomes Edgars Lungu’s reinstatement
Siavonga November 5 2014 ZANIS—The Patriotic Front (PF) in Siavonga district in Southern Province has welcomed Acting President Guy Scott’s decision to reinstate Edger Lungu as the party Secretary General.
Siavonga District Publicity Secretary Lubinda Mubiana said the reinstatement of Lungu is necessary for the sake of peace and unity in the party.
Mr Mubiana noted that Dr Scott’s decision shows that he is a listening person who embraces peace.
On Monday Dr Scott fired Lungu as PF Secretary General and appointed Kawambwa Central Member of Parliament Nickson Chilangwa.
Meanwhile, Chief Sinadambwe’s representative Leonard Hachitapika has called for calm, peace, and unity among the PF leadership as the country continues to mourn President Michael Sata.
Mr Hachitapika told ZANIS in an interview that it is unfortunate that some people have already started talking about issues of succession before burying the President.
Mr Hachitapika said traditionally it is wrong for people to start sharing property before burying the deceased.
He pointed out that though in a given grouping there are always people that are in a hurry to achieve something but for the sake of peace, the PF leadership should exercise restraint and ensure that the president is mourned with dignity.
Mr Hachitapika said people will always come and go but for the nation to leave on it must have leaders with a sober attitude to build on the legacy that President Sata has left.
Mr Hachitapika reaffirmed that the people of Siavonga will remember the President for Commissioning Siavonga Secondary School, the tarrying of the Bottom road, and the completion of the six generators at Kariba North Bank.
However, United Party for National Development (UPND) Chairperson for Siavonga district Jelly Kalangwe said the party is happy with Edger Lungu’s decision for accepting to be reinstated for the sake of peace to prevail in the country.
Mr Kapalangwe said all the opposition members and the entire country is mourning President Sata adding that it was not fair for the acting President to start firing his colleagues.
He stated that Zambia has enjoyed peace for the past 50 years and it was wrong the ruling party to started fuelling confusion during the period of mourning.
He urged the ruling party to mourn the President in peace rather than creating confusion which will take the country backwards.