A scheme has been unearthed in which Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has ordered a loyal named High Court Judge to receive a petition from Bonaventure Mutale, who is also Late Sata’s lawyer to have Guy Scott removed in his acting capacity as president.
Highly placed sources from within the PF say Sata’s lawyer Mutale is today Monday likely to file a petition before the High Court and a ruling has already been done to have Scott be removed as Acting president and be replaced by PF secretary General Edgar Lungu in the acting capacity.
The idea is that Lungu should be replaced as Acting president so that he can enjoy government resources during elections.
Sources also say depending on the circumstances, former defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM), Mulenga Sata and others may be forced to withdraw at the last minute if Lungu agrees to the terms and conditions given to him.
Among the conditions being given are that Lungu will receive the backing from GBM who is currently the leading contender if he (Lungu) agrees to protect their business interests and gives them key ministerial positions.
“GBM has promised to back Lungu only if he (Lungu) agrees to be a lame duck president who can be controlled by the clique. GBM believes he can control Lungu more than he controlled late president Michael Sata. Lungu has no money really and the likes of GBM, RDA chairman Willie Nsanda and others have agreed to back weak Lungu if he agrees to be manipulated by them once elected. And more importantly, these guys want protection from Lungu for their corrupt activities,” sources said.
Lombe Chibesakunda is the elder sister to Gender Minister Nkandu Luo who has so far come out in the open to support Lungu for PF presidency knowing Lungu is very weak and easy to manipulation.
And sources say Guy Scott dismissed Lungu from the position as PF Secretary General because he (Lungu) had started manipulating PF electoral college and delegates for electing the presidency.