PF leaders in 11 constituencies and seven districts have risen against Lusaka Province Chairman Horace Longwe and his youth counterpart Kennedy Kamba over what they term as betrayal in the land distribution exercise of the party structures.

The 18 officials have since written to Secretary General Davies Mwila, expressing their displeasure as well as to pass a vote of no confidence on the two leaders.

According to a document signed by the individual constituency and district officials, Kamba and his boss invited the aggrieved into a land empowerment programme, which they have backtracked from after getting help to distribute land in the party.

“REF: Vote of no confidence on Mr Horace Longwe (Provincial Chairman Lusaka) Mr Kennedy Kamba (Provincial youth chairman Lusaka). The above captioned [matter] refers and the letter dated 22 January 2018 refers from the Provincial Chairman and his youth chairman,” the letter read in its preamble.

“We hereby tender our vote of no confidence in them due to their conduct that amounts to betrayal on their part. Party members recalls that on their on volition, they invited us to benefit from the on-going land empowerment exercise. However, to our utter shock, they have U-turned after we have made tremendous progress to assist the party empower it’s members. We will not dwell on their motive of backtracking, but rather inform you our Secretary General that we no longer have confidence in the two, as they have clearly shown that they can’t stand for us and therefore we doubt their leadership. This therefore serves as a vote of no confidence in them and the persons copied in their letter are informed accordingly.”

The vote of no confidence petition was signed by constituency chairpersons for Chongwe, Munali, Kanyama, Lusaka Central, Matero, Chawama, Kabwata, Mandevu, Mwembeshi, Feira and Chilanga.

It was also signed by district chairpersons for Chongwe, Chilanga, Kafue, Rufunsa, Chirundu, Shibuyunji and Luangwa; with their names.

Last month, Chongwe PF youths booed Lands Minister Jean Kapata whom they described as a greedy minister who was not helping the party structures with land empowerment.