Nawakwi to be appointed Vice President – UPND

UPND party deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has castigated Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi and called her a job seeker.

He says Ms. Nawakwi has failed the women in politics by depleting the gains made by ate FDD president Christone Tembo.

Mr. Lifwekelo says under late General Tembo, FDD had more than 22 Members of Parliament but that the party has one MP under Ms. Nawakwi.

And Mr. Lifwekelo says a cabinet reshuffle is looming in the PF government which will see Ms. Nawakwi take up the position of Republican Vice President while Dr. Guy Scott is set to become minister without portfolio.

He claims that Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda will be retired to pave way for Bob Sichinga.

Meanwhile, UPND has expressed sadness that the move by the police to deny the opposition a permit to hold public rallies.

This follows an attempt by the party to apply for a permit to hold a rally in Lusaka’s Chawama Compound which the police have rejected.

This is the third time the UPND are being denied an opportunity to hold a public rally this Month.

Party Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says concerns being raised by Lusaka province Police commissioner Solomon Jere that the current security situation in the city has made densely populated areas not suitable for political rallies in not justifiable.

In a statement Mr. Kakoma says it is unfortunate that the police are advising his party to hold areas in sparsely populated areas like Kabulonga.


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