In direct contempt of court, a group of MPs and some National Executive Committee members have suspended Guy Scott as president.
The group says it has since taken over powers and will run the party and that Inonge Wina will be their leader. They directed Secretary General Bridget Attanga to surrender issues related to the presidential applications.
The group is expected to meet again and impose Lungu as their presidential candidate.
But PF secretary general Atanga has reportedly dismissed the pronouncements saying it has no merit or effect.
Lungu himself was not at the meeting but hiding somewhere as is his custom.