As the battle for PF presidential debate which Silvia Masebo says is being championed by the devil himself continues, Kaoma district PF Youth Chairman Shefu Mbandu has refuted claims that PF Youths in Western province will punish Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for endorsing President Michael Sata.
Meanwhile, their counterparts in Muchinga province have also joined the devil’s debate by declaring that they endorsed President Muchael Sata as a sole candidate for 2016 elections.
Mr. Mbandu said claims by Western province PF Youth Chairman Horns Mangwato that youths in the province are annoyed and will punish Mr Mwamba for endorsing President Sata are null and void as the majority PF youths in the province were not consulted.
He said PF youths in Kaoma, Luampa and Nkeyema districts are fully behind the endorsement of President Sata so that he continues with his developmental projects in the country.
And speaking to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Mpika yesterday, Provincial Publicity Secretary Mulenga Mwanashiku said the entire PF leadership in Muchinga knows very well that President Sata has to run for two terms.
Mr Mwanashiku said the party in the province has resolved to endorse President Sata as a sole candidate for 2016 elections adding that Muchinga province will only start thinking of someone to take over from President Sata after 2021.
Mr Mwanashiku charged that if at all there are some PF members who are championing the idea of stopping President Sata from contesting as a presidential candidate for 2016, the party in Muchinga is saying that such people are not true members but mere opportunists and enemies of the huge developmental scores Zambia is witnessing under the leadership of President Sata.
And Provincial Women Chairlady Mary Chifuna says no amount of pressure will change the people of Muchinga over the resolve they have made to endorse President Sata as a sole candidate for 2016 elections.