PF in Lukulu deny supporting Miles Sampa
Lukulu, November 13, 2014, ZANIS — The Patriotic Front (PF ) in Lukulu district has refuted claims that the whole western province has endorsed Matero Member of parliament and Commerce deputy minister Miles Sampa as its preferred party presidential candidate.
PF district Publicity Secretary Palata Kandelei told ZANIS in Lukulu in an interview today that the district was not consulted before the provincial executive committee made the announcement.
Mr. Kandelei said that the district was however ready to support Party Secretary General Edgar Lungu who the late President Michael Sata left to act in his absence before he died in London on October 28.
Mr Kandelei noted that in the short time that Mr Lungu has been Secretary General the party membership has grown country wide adding that he has shown good leadership qualities which the late President saw in him as well.
Mr. Kandelei who was accompanied by Constituency Secretary Donald Kwaleyela however said that the district party officials will support whoever will be chosen by the PF central committee.
The district publicity secretary has since called on PF party leaders and members in the province not to be divided but give total support to the central committee’s decision of whoever will be chosen as the presidential candidate.
Recently, the Western province PF Provincial Chairman Kenneth Namutulo was reported in the media saying that the party in the province would support Miles Samba to be the next party President.