PF says sick Lungu will still be their candidate in 2016

PF says sick Lungu will still be their candidate in 2016

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 09.05.44Ailing President Edgar Lungu will be the Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, says PF chairperson for elections Emmanuel Musonda.
Musonda says the party is now taking root in areas perceived to be opposition strongholds.
In an interview during with the Daily Mail (whose editor was fired and board dissolved by government two days ago), Musonda said all lower organs of the ruling party have been directed to hold elections and conclude the exercise by the end of June 2015.
“We are strengthening the party through holding of elections and everyone will be subjected to elections. All sections, wards, constituencies and districts must hold elections by June this year, and then we shall have provincial conferences that will culminate in the general conference next year.
“We are not going to hold Presidential elections at the conference since President Lungu was given a five- year mandate but all central committee positions will be subjected to elections except the Vice-Presidency, which is a prerogative of the President to appoint someone,” he said.
He urged aspiring candidates wishing to be adopted as Members of Parliament to wait for the right time.
“They should not confuse the structures by starting campaigns to challenge incumbent MPs, the right time will come when the adoption process will be opened, For now, let the MPs fulfil their mandate,” Musonda said.
Lungu is battling ill health and on the international Day of Women, he collapsed in public why trying to officiate.

Later, medical records of Lungu appeared. Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 17.31.07

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