Friends, I am having an interesting time at Parliament. I have noticed that some of my friends have asked where I stand with PF since my resignation as Defense Minister. I have not resigned from PF and I have refused to give in to calls for my resignation.
Let me mention that His Excellency President Michael Sata is my President and I will always respect him. On as far as I am concerned, there has been no rift or enmity between the President and I. My decision to resign on a matter of principle was not out of contempt for the President as others would want the country to believe. It was out of my respect for my President and my family. President Sata and I, like many others, have shared a long walk and I have no doubt that the walk continues.
My decision to file an injunction against my expulsion from PF was informed by my desire to see justice being done, my commitment to avoid an unnecessary by-election in Kasama Central with related costs passed on to the Taxpayer and my decision to remain in PF. Some sections may try to create enemies for me, but I refuse to accept that we have irreconcilable differences in PF. Our misunderstandings do not make us enemies. We are family.
To my friends outside PF, I will always value our interaction, care and concern. I am grateful for the support and encouragement you have given me and my family. You too are my family. I would be incomplete without each one of you.
Peace Be With You All!