The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been advised to acknowledge the political pedigree former vice president Guy Scott still posses by restoring him to the dignified position of party Vice President.
The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is urging the ruling PF to keep in mind the fact that Dr. Scott is a founder member of the ruling party.
PDP president George Mpombo has advised the ruling party to overlook its succession wrangles that preceded the January 20, 2015 presidential election and restore Dr. Scott to the position of PF vice president.
Dr. Mpombo has told Qfm News by telephone that the ruling party should restore Dr. Scott to his rightful position in the interest of harnessing peace and unity in the party.
He says if Dr. Scott is not shown the respect he deserves in the Patriotic Front, this will most likely result into discontentment which may not be in the best interest of the ruling party.
Dr Mpombo has also called on PF and republican President Edgar Lungu to also realize the importance of making Dr. Scott feel part of the new PF administration as opposed to sidelining him.
He says much as it is President Lungu’s prerogative to appoint and disappoint, he should consider brining Dr. Scott closer by giving him a position in government with the purpose of chatting the way forward for the ruling party.