Former PF youth provincial chairman for Lusaka Kennedy Kamba says the upcoming party elections which are expected to start on April 18, 2018 will demonstrate loyalty President Edgar Lungu and hard work for the party ahead of the general convention in 2020.
And Kamba told News Diggers! in an interview that people have asked him to consider recontesting his position but said that it was too early for him to declare any interest.
“The party elections are a unifying factor and I think the party is just preparing itself to go to the convention in 2020 where we are going to rally behind the candidature of His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu because in Lusaka we have resolved that come what may, we are going with His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The coming of elections is not a dividing factor, it’s a unifying factor. And I can just urge my party officials to unite and rally behind the leadership of Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” Kamba said.
He said despite the prevailing differences, the party would elect leaders who were going to unite its members.
“Of course the differences will be there but all what we can say is the elections are coming to unite us and we have to choose leaders who are going to make sure that the party gets more united, and especially those who are loyal to the president and to the party. It’s is about loyalty and hard work,” he said.
Asked if he would consider re-contesting, Kamba said people were suggesting that , but he would take time to make a decision.
“Of course people are suggesting that I do but until we finish with the grassroots that is when we are going to get there because we are doing grass root elections. From the branches, wards, constituency, district. So it’s too early for us to start campaigning before we put the lower organs in place,” said Kamba.