President Edgar Lungu has discarded the entire PF central committee put together by late President Michael Sata.
This is in the ongoing process to purge Sata’s legacy from PF and replace it with that of Rupiah Banda.
Lungu’s decision comes barely a week after appointing Inonge Wina as Party Vice-President and Ngosa Simbyakula as National Chairperson but these have also been dissolved.
Last week, Lungu openly discarded Sata’s vision by declaring that his vision was different from that of late Sata on whom he rode on last election.
Only party Chairperson for Elections Emmanuel Mpakata has been spared by the dissolution.
PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has told journalists in Lusaka today that Mr. Mpakata has been maintained to oversee internal party elections.
Ms Phiri says once the by-elections are done, Mr. Mpakata will also leave his position as President Edgar Lungu reconstitutes the ruling party’s supreme organ.
Ms Phiri explains that the PF President has powers to dissolve the Central Committee and appoint new members he wants to work with.
She says this is why President Lungu has decided to dissolve the current Central Committee.