Suspended PF cadres Julius Komaki says he has called off his planned protest against Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila after receiving information that he would be ambushed by a rival camp at the same venue and time.
But Komaki told News Diggers in an interview that he has already delivered his petition against Mwila to President Edgar Lungu.
Meanwhile Komaki says he has written to PF national chairman Samuel Mukupa appealing to him over what he deemed as unfair suspension from the party.
Komaki had earlier planned to conduct a marching procession to the party secretariat with intent to petition Mwila’s continued stay in office, a move which led to the PF Lusaka Province executive to suspend him from the party.
“I have written to the national chairman where I am saying that I was unfairly charged because they never followed the due process of the party constitution. So I have appealed against my suspension so that they can consider a fair judgement on me as they go for Central Committee meeting on 24th May,” said Komaki.
“I have also cancelled the matching procession. I am appealing to our supporters countrywide who were supporting this cause from all the ten provinces who wanted to travel for tomorrow’s petition to calm down because the two factions applied for the same programme, same time and same venue. So we thought in the interest of peace in the nation, we don’t want any instability. So we are saying [that] we have already taken the petition to the president so that the president will take it to Central Committee for determination. The other camp wants to go and protest against us and that’s why we have cancelled it because us we will come with a noble cause to take the petition but others will come with a different motive where they can even damage other people’s properties, vehicles and what. Then they will say it’s Komaki and the police will refuse to give us a permit.”