Mumbi Phiri breaths fire on PF aspiring candidates

Mumbi Phiri
Mumbi Phiri

Patriotic Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri says the party will not hesitate to discipline aspiring candidates who have started campaigns in constituencies for 2016 without the blessing of the secretariat.

Speaking to journalists in Zambezi today,  Mrs Phiri said it was surprising that some members of the party are campaigning for 2016 when the party has not endorsed their candidature.

She said it was indiscipline of the highest order to begin campaigns with total disregard for the party secretariat.


Mrs Phiri said the party secretariat is disturbed that a named party member went to campaign in Keembe without the blessing of the party.

She said the party will take stern action against any member of the party who will be found wanting.

The PF deputy secretary general also asked Ministers to respect members of the Central Committee  in order to maintain order in the party.


She said there will be no sacred cows in meting out punishment to those who disregard the party structures.

Mrs Phiri disclosed that only the party president, vice president, party national chairperson, party secretary general, and deputy secretary general had the right to go into any constituency without clearance from the secretariat.

And the deputy PF secretary general says the UPND should desist from talking about violence targeted at the party because Republican President Lungu stood for peace.


Mrs Phiri said UPND should stop complaining that PF was a violent party when President Edgar Lungu is on record of having condemned violence.

She said the president even condemned attacks on UPND president Hakainde Hichilema in Kitwe.

She said police have further gone ahead to arrest the perpetrators of the violence who are appearing in court.