In a bid to sway people’s attention, President Edgar Lungu is scheming to get rid of Mines and Energy minister and Malole constituency PF Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma and a kangaroo court for him was held in Solwezi yesterday.
Lungu, who has failed to address the country’s bleeding economy now wants to blame Yaluma for the shaky energy sector under the PF administration. Instead of addressing the national challenges, Lungu and his administration have been blaming other people. Earlier Lungu blamed the poor economy on nature and later blamed the opposition leaders but on Sunday Kambwili blamed the independent Post newspaper of making the country’s economy to crumble.
“Mr. Yaluma is about to be dismissed and in fact the guys have already resolved not to adopt him for Malole as they have identified the newly appointed Mungwi DC Bwalya Kaniki or the one from Kasama Kelly Kashiwa. So the whole scheme is to lump the mines, electricity and fuel hardships on him and paint him as a failure, yesterday they held a small court for him and tried and judged him in absentia,” said a PF source close to Lungu.
The source however says the main man pushing for Yaluma’s exit is former President Rupiah Banda who has waged war on most of the forceful Bemba PF MPs who amassed huge votes to see him defeated in 2011.
Meanwhile another source from the Mungwi PF district committee has disclosed that the party has lined up some protests against the Malole MP so that it corroborates with his dismissal from cabinet.
“Very soon you shall hear of people protesting that they don’t want Yaluma, accusing him of this and that failure in the constituency but all this is just to make him unpopular and find further ways of getting rid of him,” the source said.
Recently, Yaluma is reported to have said that he does not want to be part of the PF failure and also reportedly differed with Secretary General Davies Chama who demanded for his dismissal following the power disruption witnessed at Heroes stadium when Lungu went to watch the football match between Zambia and Gabon.