Lusaka Province PF chairperson Geoffrey Chumbwe has described as unfortunate an attempt by some cadres to stage a protest against party Secretary General Wynter Kabimba at the freedom statue in Lusaka yesterday.
Alert Police officers prevented the anti Kabimba protest.
Mr. Chuumbwe has observed that such protests by cadres are not welcomed at the time the ruling party is seeking reconciliation.
Mr. Chuumbwe has told Qfm in an interview that a lot of damage has already been done to the ruling party through such protests and that the way forward is reconciliation among members of the party.
Mr. Chuumbwe says this why the party leadership has decided to lift the suspension of both former Lusaka District chairperson Goodson Banda and Chawama constituency chairperson Robert Chikwelete.
He says the lifting of the duo’s suspensions is aimed at giving them an opportunity to contest the forthcoming party District elections.
Mr. Chuumbwe adds that the provincial committee is also trying to reconcile the party structures in Lusaka district before holding the elections, stating that elections cannot be held in the current hostile environment prevailing in the District.
Mr. Chuumbwe says as soon as the party structures in the District have been reconciled, his committee will carry out the directive by the party and republican President Michael Sata to elect a new leadership for the party in Lusaka.