3rd November, 2014
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL – PF
It has come to our attention that there is a malicious story on Zambian Watchdog on the alleged health of the PF Secretary General Hon Edgar Lungu.
Contrary to the assertions made, the PF Secretary General Hon Edgar Lungu is in good health and is providing leadership to the party at this critical time. The PF Secretary General remains grateful for the overwhelming support coming from the general populace of the party across the Country.
In the meantime, Hon Lungu is urging all PF members to devote their energies and time to mourn our great leader President Michael Chilufya Sata with dignity and honour.
Hon Lungu has not shown any Presidential ambitions this far and it is unfortunate that certain Media Houses are putting his name forward for the PF Party Presidency without an affirmative response from him as regards the PF top job. After we have mourned and put our great Leader to rest, he will officially make his position known to the Party and Nation at large. So should this be to all Party members who are harbouring Presidential ambitions.
Therefore, the story carried on Zambian Watchdog is a total fabrication of lies and must be discredited with the contempt it deserves.
Issued on behalf of the PF Secretary General by
Director for Media & Publicity – PF
ZWD Editor’s note: The Watchdog stands by its revelations and will produce evidence in due course. Besides, the country knows the history of PF when it comes to such issues. We have not even buried president Sata whom even up to the night he died, the PF said was not sick. As usual, we stood by our articles just like we shall stand by this one.