President Edgar Lungu says he is game for the 2021 general elections.
The Head of State said he is the sponsored candidate of the ruling party.
Lungu said if some PF members want to go to the general conference, he is ready for it. He was speaking at state house Friday afternoon.
President Lungu said he has been fought several times through contestation and that he believes in democracy.
“I am just a sponsored candidate for the Patriotic Front and I cannot determine how PF wants to run it’s race till 2021. And the Central Committee and General Conference are all organs of the PF. So if the PF chooses this route or that route, I am ready for anything,” he said.
“For me, I am a democrat. I am a champion of democracy.”
Lungu further said the Patriotic Front is a leading player in terms of embracing democracy.
“We will go the the general conference if that will be the wish of the PF. In short, I am game,” said President Lungu.
And on the perceived reconciliation with Former Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili, Lungu said he has nothing against him.
“Yes, I went to Church to remember my late President Michael Chilufya Sata. I didn’t know that Mr. Kambwili was also in church. So the priest called me and I shook hands with Mr. Kambwili. I was lamenting at that time when called for reconciliation because I have never differed with him,” said the Head of State.
“In short I have got no issues with Chishimba Kambwili myself except he has offended some members of my family by calling me a thief, a corrupt person and a drug dealer. After the church service, the priest saw it fit and called us to his office where he (Chishimba Kambwili) said he has suffered, his business and family are suffering.”
The President insisted that he has not differed with Mr. Kambwili.