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Bwalya explains PF infighting: “it’s what happens bamukolwe ngabafula”By Sipilisiwe Ncube on 14 Jun 2017
The infighting in PF is as a result of inbreeding, where some people feel their genes are the best for the organisation, just like what happens “bamukolwe nga bafula muchitele”, says PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya.
And Bwalya says the people of Zambia did not vote for President Edgar Lungu so that he can win another election, adding that the Head of State’s performance would have to be evaluated after five years.
Meanwhile, Bwalya says his party needs to work with the opposition UPND to move the country forward.
Speaking when he featured on Radio 4’s ‘The Platform’ show yesterday, Bwalya said it was not possible for the biggest political party to be free of indiscipline and infighting.
“In fighting sometimes can be a cure or inbreeding, this is why Bamukolwe ngabafula muchitele, you know what happens? Babulu nabo! Imbushi…filya fine, sometimes it is the cure for inbreeding. There are some people in a political party who will be guilty of inbreeding because they think that their genes is what should be perpetuated when in fact their genes is not good for that organization,” Bwalya said.
“I would be lying if I said that there is not even an element of indiscipline in the Patriotic Front, the biggest political party in this country, it is not possible. You hear once in a while that a police officer was drunk, they report that police officer to the I.G, the I.G tells you that the man has a big family, maybe he has pressure! We have to rehabilitate him, we cannot fire him… this and that. So who are we? We are party of society we are all sinners.”
And Bwalya said those with presidential ambitions should wait until party positions are declared vacant at the convention.
“There are always people positioning themselves for presidency in a political party but in Patriotic Front we are elderly and we don’t have a vacancy. The vacancy will be declared at the national convention when President Lungu’s term clocks a complete five years. Until that happens, we expect that all of us will support President Lungu and allow him work in delivering to the people of Zambia. Because the people of Zambia didn’t vote for President Lungu so that he can win another election no! They voted for him so that he can serve them in five years time, and after five years, they are going to evaluate and decide whether to renew his mandate or not,” Bwalya said.
Meanwhile, Bwalya said he would love to have a cup of tea with Mazabuka UPND member of parliament Garry Nkombo and UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) because they were gentlemen.
“Garry Nkombo is a gentleman, even GBM! I would sit down with him and have a cup of tea with him, except these last few months we have not spoken on the phone, but once in a while we speak on the phone. But not with Mr Hakainde Hichilema, he has publicly said ‘I detest this one!’ Publicly! Thank you very much those who are supporting our work, indeed according to the slogan of the UPND, let us move forward, we want UPND to be with us so that we move forward, twende kumbele, antomwe,” said Bwalya.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
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