Patriotic Front (PF) National Youth Chairman Chishimba Kambwili has urged youths in the ruling party against rushing to the press to issue statements.
Mr. Kambwili, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister and Chief Government Spokesperson, advised junior party members to follow the laid down channels of communication in the party.
Mr. Kambwili said junior members should never issue statements against their senior party members like himself.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Kambwili was speaking to journalists in Lusaka shortly after gracing the 2015 World Press Freedom Day.
He said the ruling party has in place party structures which junior members should adhere to.
The Minister said he only recognizes statements from President Edgar Lungu and PF Secretary General Davies Chama including other Central Committee members and no-one else.
He further advised new members of the party like former Petauke Central Law maker Dora Siliya to ‘tame’ her mouth as opposed to insulting the PF leadership.
Ms. Siliya allegedly denounced late President Michael Sata’s rule liking it to xenophobic attacks in South Africa before she defected to join the PF in Petauke at the weekend.
“There is no way someone can insult my father and later decides to come and eat with me on the same table,” he said.
Mr. Kambwili demands that the former Petauke Central member of parliament Dora Siliya must apologize to the PF leadership failure to which he maintains that he rejects her from belonging to the ruling Patriotic Front.
The Minister reacted sharply that he can only get orders from the President, Party SG and the Central Committee members and not from a junior member like Sunday Chanda who recently joined the party to sustain his ‘big tummy’.
He has since advised Mr. Chanda to desist from issuing statement aimed at discrediting his name over Ms Siliya’s defection.