Patriotic Front – PF National Youth Chairperson CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI has reiterated that the PF must choose its presidential candidate through a convention in line with the party constitution.
Mr. KAMBWILI, who is also Roan Member of Parliament, says schemes meant to abrogate the PF constitution should be stopped.
He says concerns that holding a convention would eat up time are unfounded because a convention will only take one day as there is only one item on the agenda which is election of a Presidential candidate.
Mr. KAMBWILI says some political parties where a central committee chose a presidential candidate without a convention are now faced with challenges.
He was reacting to media reports quoting Party Secretary General EDGAR LUNGU’s that the Central Committee will sit to choose a candidate for the forthcoming Presidential by election.
Mr. KAMBWILI says the statement attributed to Mr. LUNGU was misplaced and should not be tolerated by peace loving PF members.
He tells ZNBC News that choosing a candidate in such a manner is tantamount to abrogating the party constitution.
Mr. KAMBWILI says the Central Committee only has 42 members who would be easily bribed as compared to a convention which is attended by 6-thousand delegates.