Calls for Chi­langwa to go in­ten­sify

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By PRINCE CHIBAWAH

LUAPULA Prov­ince PF Chair­man, Nick­son Chi­langwa, has failed the rul­ing party in the re­gion and the party will col­lapse if he is not re­placed im­me­di­ately, for­mer Mansa District Chair­man, Bernard Mu­sonda has warned. But party pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary Pa­trick Musunga branded Mr. Mu­sonda as a per­pet­ual liar whose district po­si­tion in the party was dis­solved a long time ago due to tru­ant be­hav­iour but that he was among peo­ple who were try­ing to bring con­fu­sion in the party due to bit­ter­ness. In an in­ter­view, Mr Mu­sonda said PF in Luapula Prov­ince was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing un­prece­dented in­ter­nal squab­bles due to Mr Chi­langwa’s poor lead­er­ship. He be­lieved Mr Chi­langwa had failed his du­ties as pro­vin­cial party chair­man and that the party would be af­fected if noth­ing was done to rec­tify the sit­u­a­tion. Mr Mu­sonda ex­plained that Mr Chi­langwa, who is Luapula Prov­ince Min­is­ter, was wast­ing party re­sources fight­ing in­no­cent mem­bers at the ex­pense of unit­ing the party. Mr Mu­sonda fur­ther ap­pealed to Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu to send a team of se­nior party of­fi­cials to Luapula Prov­ince to ap­pre­ci­ate the hap­pen­ings in the party. “The prob­lem is that the Pres­i­dent is not be­ing in­formed what is ex­actly hap­pen­ing here. We are be­ing vic­tim­ized day in and out. And this might af­fect our party es­pe­cially in 2021 gen­eral elec­tions,” said Mr Mu­sonda. But Mr. Musunga said it was wish­ful think­ing for Mr. Mu­sonda to al­lege that the party in the prov­ince was col­laps­ing say­ing such was wish­ful think­ing from in­di­vid­u­als who had been ousted from the party for dis­si­dence. “That is not true. He is not even district chair­per­son as he is claim­ing but a mere mem­ber af­ter his ex­ec­u­tive was dis­solved. You see, this man be­longs to a group of peo­ple who were try­ing to desta­bi­lize the party dur­ing elec­tions last year but we dis­solved the com­mit­tee be­cause of gross in­dis­ci­pline and that is the rea­son he can come out that way. As op­posed to his claims, the party is in­tact and strong. Mr. Chi­langwa and the en­tire ex­ec­u­tive are dis­charg­ing their du­ties well,” Mr. Musunga said.

Mr Chi­langwa

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