“Those who think PF is personal- to- holder must leave PF and form their own parties and we shall meet them on August 11 2016. I am fed up with people who think PF belongs to them as founder member and that they alone have an exclusive right to the succession of the late Mr Sata. If you think you can challenge us get out and leave PF to the progressive ideals upon which the late visionary leader founded it,” President Edgar Lungu said at Choma’s Independence stadium Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, he Patriotic Front has directed Matero MP Miles Sampa to only restrict his mobilization of the party to his constituency.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya said only members with the blessings of the party hierarchy are allowed to go round the country to mobilise and Mr Sampa was not one of them.
Mr Bwalya said the party had seen it feet to provide guidance so as to ensure that there is sanity in the way mobilizations are done and has called on party structures to shun any member claiming to be on a national program alone.
He said the party has only allowed a few individuals to go around the country.
“No party official is allowed to undertake national mobilisation activities without the full blessing of the part hierarchy. For avoidance of doubt, the only people allowed to do that are President Lungu, Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili, Mumbi Phiri, Devis Chama, Stephen Kampyongo Jean Kapata and Me. Miles Sampa is not one of them, therefore , in absence of permission from the concerned authorities Mr. Sampa should confine his mobilization activities to his constituency,” Mr. Bwalya said.