PF cadres want Lubinda

Given Lubinda
Given Lubinda

KABWATA Member of Parliament (MP) Given Lubinda yesterday stole the show at the memorial service for Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba’s mother, Grace, when Patriotic Front (PF) cadres referred to him as secretary general.
Just after Mr Lubinda was called to lead other MPs in laying wreaths at Memorial Park, the cadres who attended the event started shouting while referring to him as secretary general.
As the MP walked to lay the wreath, the cadres shifted people’s attention as they repeatedly shouted ‘SG’ in reference to secretary general.
Cadres recently called for the removal of Wynter Kabimba whom they accused of opposing President Michael Sata’s endosement for the 2016 candidature.
And Mr Mwamba has said that education is not the only key to success but discipline and hard work.
The Defence minister who said he had moderate education stated that he had made it in life because he always listened to elders and worked hard.
He said he was an example to the world that it was not just education that made one successful.
“I have very moderate education but I am today an example to the world that people can still make it in life even with moderate education.
“And I must say that I owe all what I have today to my mother Grace, who was a very tough woman and always checked on me and because I was scared of her I made sure that I worked very hard,” Mr Mwamba said.
He thanked President Sata and First Lady Christine Kaseba for the role they played during his mother’s passing three years ago.
“I would like to thank President Sata and the First Lady for the role they played during my mother’s illness and death.
“The President was supposed to have attended this memorial but because he had an engagement he could not come,” he said.
Among the notables that attended the memorial service were Information minister Mwansa Kapeya, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde, and Joseph Katema for Community and Development.
Others were Mines and Energy minister Christopher Yaluma, his Foreign Affairs counterpart Wylbur Simuusa, Education Minister John Phiri and Fackson Shamenda for Labour. Several deputy ministers also attended the service.