STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AT BLUE NILE LODGE
28TH NOVEMBER 2014
Today is a sad day, as it marks exactly one month since our beloved president, His Excellency, President Michael Chilufya Sata, passed on.
Let us stand and offer a moment of silence in respect for our late President.
As you are aware, the Acting President Dr. Guy Scott called for a General Conference to be held in Kabwe on 29th November 2014.
The Central Committee agreed to hold the General Conference.
As we speak all logistics are in place and our delegates are travelling to Mulungushi Rock of Authority
Earlier, accreditation process began in earnest and we are surprised that instructions have been issued to cancel the process. This is strange because this accreditation is being done using the register issued by the Acting Secretary General, Bridget Attanga and the accreditation process by a body appointed by the Acting President.
As members of the Central Committee and Members of Parliament, we have agreed that the General Conference will proceed as scheduled and all concerns regarding accreditation of delegates will be resolved at the Conference.
Any further issuance of accreditation in Lusaka will be deemed as null and void.
We have been investigating allegations of parallel registration and accreditation. We have also been investigating allegations of certain centers only opened to delegates of a certain camp.
We hope that these allegations will be resolved at Mulungushi in Kabwe.
Our warning to the detractors is that the PF Family, is one and is determined to elect a candidate of its choice and commence national campaigns.
The enemies of the party have resorted to scare tactics, tactics of intimidation and instilling fear in our delegates. These activities are designed to discourage our delegates.
Please be informed that the PF family is a peaceful group and we will go to Mulungushi in Kabwe.
But we wish to assure our delegates that we are determined to hold a successful and peaceful conference.
Our members have taken time from their families, and from their work to come to Mulungushi, it is important that the Conference is conducted in a peaceful environment.
Attempts to tamper with the register will not succeed. We are steadfast that a fair, transparent process will be carried out to elect the party’s presidential candidate.
We have a duty to carry the vision of President Michael Sata, and to hold our party together. Enemies of the party will be exposed and removed.
We therefore appeal to all our members to remain calm and peaceful and wish you a safe journey to Kabwe.
We wish you a peaceful and happy conference.
HON. HARRY KALABA
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Picture courtesy of Mr Emmanuel Mwamba