Lungu was drunk when he said running mate will be woman

Lungu was drunk when he said running mate will be woman

Under the influence of alcohol, Outgoing President Edgar Lungu prematurely announced that a woman will be his running mate as his private  negotiators, possibly Timor Consulting,  had not concluded and sealed a deal with one of the PF chief critiques Edith Nawakwi who was being considered. Now Lungu has been made to reconsider Inonge Wina after talks with Nawakwi somehow stalled.
Lungu had also not informed his senior party officials on the decision to have Edith Nawakwi as running mate and the announcement was a huge surprise to a lot of his senior members within the party. Nawakwi has condemned everything PF except Timor Consulting, the Israeli crooks who have been hired by PF to rig elections.
“There is total confusion with that announcement by our boss who seems to have been excited about the issue even before it was concluded. The problem is that the previous Friday night, he had been heavily drinking brandy with friends at Dora Siliya’s residence along Independence Avenue near State House. He made that off cuff remark (not from the speech) on Saturday morning with a terrible hangover. In fact he had already delegated Inonge Wina to preside over that PF media breakfast function that is why she (Inonge) was also present. It is normally unusual for both the president and vice to be at the same function for security reasons, as you know the veep takes over in case of something to the president,” sources revealed.
Sources said Nawakwi who is still being considered is demanding alot of things before agreeing. For example, she is demanding that 50 percent of the candidates be adopted on the FDD ticket.
She has also drawn up an almost legally binding document that will compel Lungu to nominate her in 2021 as the presidential candidate on the FDD ticket should they win the August elections.
On the candidates she demands that even some PF members will have to stand on FDD ticket in some constituencies she has chosen or she will field her candidates.
She is also demanding that 50 percent of cabinet be drawn from her political party the FDD. On the other hand Lungu has been requesting that Nawakwi dissolves her FDD party, which she has so far refused.
Sources said Nawakwi is refusing  to dissolve her party because she will lose the monthly grants she gets from Scotland, as  support for female headed political parties.
This is part of the money she has been using on fertiliser support to farmers across the country.
“In fact, Nawakwi’s suggestion was that she closes the PF itself and removes some PF members she considers corrupt and evil. If PF/FDD wins and she becomes the candidate in 2021 she may even close the PF completely as she has no kind words for the ruling PF party,” sources revealed.
Sources said it was the same hangover that made Lungu that day to start almost revealing his extra marital affair with PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri.
“You remember he talked about hitting it out Mumbi Phiri at that function and how he denied the allegations in public which was a total embarrassment for a president to do. He just popped up early in the morning at that event when Inonge was already there to read a speech on his behave. That’s why both were found at the event which is a security breach normally,” insiders said.
Insiders revealed that now that the talks with Nawakwi maybe not be going well that’s when he seems to be settling for his Vice President Inonge Wina because he’s having difficulties reversing the decision.
“The other problem is that there is an internal revolt with the PF senior members who feel Nawakwi has been insulting the party and it’s leadership for her now to come and be their boss,” sources close to the talks revealed.

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