As Alexander Chikwanda, the self-professed leader of the True PF continues to be embroiled in controversy, Fr. Bwalya and his mentor George Sokota with others have been meeting at Sokota’s farm. Millionaire Sokota will lead and finance the True PF grouping to counter the Rupiah and Lungu factions in the PF.
A meeting has been organised in Kasama on 31st July, when the Chitimukulu is installed. The major thrust will be ensuring that the portfolio of Finance and Defence remains within the True PF members.
After July True PF will make it clear to Lungu that the True PF in Northern, Muchinga, Luapula and Copperbelt will not support Lungu in 2016 should he continue his alliance with Rupiah and makes amends with a Cabinet reshuffle that favours the True PF grouping, as well as Diplomatic appointments.
The True PF group also wants Lungu to immediately escalate a multi-million dollar defence procurement program with China, once Lungu has appointed a True PF Defence minister and should Lungu replace Chikwanda, they would want to see their nominee at the Finance Ministry.
Defence procurement is a major program that should help them earn substantial commissions.