PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Patriotic Front members at various levels to elect leaders who will take the ruling party to greater heights in the intra-party elections.
President Lungu has also urged new members that they should prove that they have the ability to provide leadership and further strengthen the party.
Mr Lungu was speaking when he met ward, constituency and district leaders at the Mine Club in Chingola yesterday.
He said party leaders should not allow people to buy their way into party positions during intra-party elections.
The PF, he said, needed leaders who were loyal, humble and hard working so that they could take the party to greater heights.
“As we go for party elections, make sure that you elect leaders who can take the party to greater heights. PF is a strong party and it should be made stronger by a committed, loyal and hard-working leadership.
“If you think the provincial, district or constituency leadership performed well, retain them, but if they did not perform well, replace them with people who can perform better. But don’t allow people to buy their way into party positions,’’ he said.
He said PF was not for sale and so responsible party members at various structures should not allow people to buy their way into party positions.
President Lungu said new members were welcome and should prove that they had the ability to strengthen the party.