GuyScott has ceased to be Patriotic Front (PF) vice-president but will remain an ordinary member if he wishes, Davis Chama, the ruling party secretary general has revealed.
Chama said Dr Scott was removed from his position as PF vice-president before the presidential election last month and that President Edgar Lungu, who is the leader of the ruling party had not rescinded his decision to change the status of the former republican vice-president.
Dr Scott could not be reached for a comment as his mobile phone was switched off but the former vice-president had challenged his dismissal in the Ndola High Court but has since withdrawn the matter so that it could be settled outside court.
Mr Chama said the ruling party would be holding elections from the lowest organ of the party to the position of vice-president but hastened to state that President Lungu as head of the PF reserved the right to appoint his deputy in the party.
He said Dr Scott would remain an ordinary member of the PF.
“Dr Scott is no longer the vice-president of the PF as he was removed before the presidential election.
President Lungu as head of the ruling party reserves the right to appoint any other member of the party as vice-president. As you are aware, Dr Scott challenged his dismissal as vice-president of the PF in the Ndola High Court but for the sake of unity and reconciliation, he has withdrawn the matter so that we can settle it outside court,” Mr Chama said.