PF secretary General Edgar Lungu says he only handed over power to Guy Scott because he loves the people of Zambia and could risk the peace.
Using the example of two women who fought over a child during the reign of King Solomon, Lungu said:
“You see, King Solomon in his wisdom was encountered by two women. One was claiming ownership of a child and the other was doing the same. The King then asked for a sword to split the child in two.
“At that point, the real mother apologised and gave up the child. This is just an example of where we are. I love the people of Zambia, just like Mr Sata did that I wouldn’t dare risk the peace we enjoy. If power is in the wrong hands, so be it. It is only 90 days after…,” Mr Lungu said.
He added: “We have two centres of power, one under article 38 of the constitution and the other article 39 (1), where I was appointed but I chose the interest of the Zambian people, the safety, peace and good order. I gave it away.”
Mr Lungu said the country has one unified command under the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“Suppose I had my own power centre and there were forces putting their weight behind me and the other guy did not have it, what would have happened?” he asked.