North Western Provincial PF chairperson Jackson Kungo says Harry Kalaba’s resignation does not affect the ruling party in any way because his loyalty to President Edgar Lungu was compromised due to his presidential ambitions.
Kungo said the PF would always remain intact with or without the former minister of Foreign Affairs because he was not in the party structures and had never been a member of the Central Committee.
“The Patriotic Front party is and will always be intact with or without the former minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba because he was not in the party structures and had never even been a Member of the Central Committee. Mr Kalaba’s exit from the ruling party is welcome because his loyalty to the party and President Edgar Lungu was compromised because of his presidential ambitions,” kungo stated.
“Mr Kalaba never defended the party or the Head of State, meaning that the man was neither with President Lungu nor the party at large. We had GBM, Sylvia Masebo, Guy Scott, Miles Sampa, Mwaliteta, Mulenga Sata, Wynter Kabimba, you name them. But did you see the party fall? not at all. Equally, come 2021 the current Patriotic Front President will make it through and carry the day.”
Kungo reaffirmed that the people of Zambia had confidence in the PF government under the leadership of President Lungu and urged members not to trust people like Kalaba, Kambwili and others that had left the ruling party on the pretext that the party was corrupt.
“As for Kambwili, let him and his lieutenants continue dishing out the money to the people because by 2021, they will be no where. It’s the more reason people have resolved to chew their money which they probably obtained through unexplained means when they were serving as ministers,” stated Kungo.