It’s UPND cadres who welcomed Lubinda at Airport – PF officials

The Chairpersons for all the seven constituencies in the Lusaka district have accused Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda who is also Foreign Affairs Minister of mobilizing United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres to welcome him at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Wednesday.
Speaking to the media yesterday, the chairpersons maintained that Mr Lubinda was disloyal, treacherous and a spy in the ruling party and that it was therefore wrong to continue keeping him in the party.
The constituency chairman noted that none of the cadres that welcomed Mr Lubinda at the airport on Wednesday were from the ruling party as the parliamentarian had organized the supporters from the opposition UPND.
“All the chairmen are here and they can attest to that because there was no PF cadre from any ward who was assigned to go to the airport and we aware that those cadres were from the UPND,” he said.
At the same briefing, Chawama constituency chairman, Robert Chikwelete who is also former Lusaka mayor, said the happenings to Mr Lubinda was a wakeup call to PF leaders in Government.
“This is a truly warning to all the leaders that if you don’t tow in party lines, you will be recalled the same way we are recalling Mr Lubinda.
“I know there are some of our councilors that were organizing the UPND cadres to welcome Mr Lubinda at the airport but this should be a timely warning to them,” he said.
Matero constituency chairman, Morgan Ng’ona said that Mr Lubinda should relinquish his position because he had failed to tow towards the party line.
“We further warn him not to report for work on Monday or he will be forced out of his office because we are ready to defend the party,”Mr Ng’ona said.
“We are disappointed with Mr Lubinda’s statement in today’s Post (yesterday’s edition of The Post) and we are demanding for his resignation immediately.
“We further warn him not to report for work on Monday or he will be forced out of his office because we are ready to defend the party,”Mr Ng’ona said.

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