The Patriotic Front in Western Province has unanimously endorsed Matero Member of Parliament and Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa for party presidency.
Addressing the media today, Patriotic Front Western Province Chairman and Member of the PF Central Committee Kenneth Namutulo said the ruling party should without fail follow laid down procedures enshrined in the constitution regarding the presidency of the party.
Mr. Namutulo said the party should hold a national convention where PF members will elect a leader to field in the fourth coming presidential elections following the demise of the Party’s founder Mr Michael Sata.
He said the central committee does not have powers to elect a candidate but that the power is in the PF membership who should elect its leader at a general conference.
Mr. Namutulo explained that the patriotic front in Western Province has settled for a youthful and hardworking leader in the name of Miles Sampa.
He said after analysing those with interest to contest on the party ticket, Western Province settled for Mr Sampa because he is hardworking as can be seen by the development in his constituency.
He said the province however supports acting president Guy Scott.
And in an interview with ZANIS, Western Province Information Publicity Secretary Maxi Kasabi and Provincial Publicity Secretary Child Liboma said the entire province want to field Mr Sampa so that he can continue with the developmental activities left by President Michael Sata.
All the 16 districts in the province together with the PF leadership and all counsellors have endorsed Miles Sampa.