PF national youth chairman Chishimba Kambwili has told off Lusaka province PF chairman, Geoffrey Chuumbwe to be magnanimous enough and stop the cadres from Kabwata constituency that went to the media to petition the party leadership to expel Kabwata member of parliament, Given Lubinda.
Kambwili has said that it is shameful and dis-respectful for cadres to be publicly throwing allegations against a senior member of the party like Lubinda when they can follow laid down party procedure, according to Radio Phoenix.
He added that if the cadres that were led by constituency chairman David Silubanje have issues against Lubinda, they should write to the constituency who should correspondingly write to the district executive with a view to bringing the matter before the provincial executive committee which can write to the central committee of the party.
“Lubinda is a senior members of the PF and this is acceptable and may lead to the party being like MMD” he said adding that as National Youth Chairman and founding members of PF he shall not allow such archaic behaviour in PF.
He said the recent confusion surrounding Mr. Lubinda was not good for the party and that it is only serving to embarrass the party as the Kabwata MP was recently representing the president in Gambia in his capacity as foreign affairs minister.
Mr. Kambwili said the current approach where cadres were going to the media speaking against Lubinda was archaic and barbaric and that it is not doing any good to the entire patriotic front adding that the party was likely to end-up like MMD.
The ruling party through Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has been involved in internal squabbles involving senior members as the battle for succession deepens.
Mr. Kabimba first started with Defence Minister, Geoffrey Mwamba Bwalya (GBM) and now has picked on another potential threat to his presidential ambitions.