Stop dream­ing, Kamba tells Fube

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

IKELVIN BWALYA Fube must stop dream­ing about chal­leng­ing Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu at the forth com­ing party con­fer­ence be­cause he is of “no fixed abode” in PF and does not qual­ify to be a del­e­gate, Kennedy Kamba has said. Com­ment­ing on Mr Fube’s dec­la­ra­tion to chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Lungu at the 2020 party con­fer­ence, Mr Kamba, who is vy­ing for the Lusaka Prov­ince PF chair­man­ship, said the party held its con­sti­tu­tion in high es­teem and would not al­low those play­ing kan­ga­roo pol­i­tics to cre­ate un­nec­es­sary con­fu­sion. He said while it was the right of ev­ery Zam­bian to aspire to na­tional lead­er­ship, there was a laid down pro­ce­dure that must be fol­lowed at party level and that Mr Fube had jumped the ru­bi­con in his de­sire for power as he was tread­ing on dan­ger­ous grounds. He won­dered how Mr Fube in­tended to at­tend the con­fer­ence and chal­lenge for the pres­i­dency when he had never been elected to any po­si­tion in the party. “For him to come out and say he is go­ing to chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Lungu at the 2020 con­fer­ence is sur­pris­ing be­cause he does not even qual­ify to be a del­e­gate. The peo­ple who are el­i­gi­ble to go to the na­tional con­fer­ence are the mem­bers of the cen­tral com­mit­tee, pro­vin­cial com­mit­tees, two of­fi­cials from each dis­trict, and three of­fi­cials from each con­stituency. Oth­ers are all PF MPs, and coun­cil­lors, but where does he come in? “Even if mem­bers of the cen­tral com­mit­tee will be sub­jected to elec­tions at the con­fer­ence, again, he does not qual­ify to stand be­cause he is not in any party struc­ture. Those kan­ga­roo pol­i­tics he is play­ing will not take him any­where. The di­vi­sions he wants to bring in the party won’t suc­ceed be­cause we are in­tact and we have al­ready set­tled for the pres­i­den­tial can­di­date,” Mr Kamba said.

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