PATRIOTIC Front president Edgar Lungu has appointed former Justice Minister Given Lubinda as party vice president.
In a letter dated August 24, addressed to Lubinda, the former Republican President said he was confident that Lubinda, with his vast political experience and intellect, would help him lead the party to political victory once more.
Lungu said the party leadership was expected to immediately start rebranding and rebuilding the party to ensure it withstands the challenges that lie ahead.
“Pursuant to Article 61 (f), (g) and (j) as well as article 54 (1) (2) the Patriotic Front Constitution, I hereby appoint you as Vice President of the party. As you are aware, our party has just gone through a disappointing General Election which has left our members shocked and with many unanswered questions. Therefore, we as party leaders are expected to immediately start rebranding, restricting and rebuilding our party to ensure it withstands the challenges that lie ahead. I am confident that with your vast political experience, charisma and intellect, you as my Vice President will help stir our party to political vibrancy and indeed victory once more. I wish you all the success in your position,” said Lungu.
And in a statement, Wednesday, PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said Lubinda had promised to use his knowledge and experience to contribute to the re-organization of the Party.
“Hon Given Lubinda has been appointed as the Patriotic Front Party Vice President. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in making the appointment took recognition of the intellect, charisma and massive political and governance experience that Hon Lubinda possesses. The Patriotic Front is re-organizing itself in an effort to rebrand and rebuild hence the appointment of Hon Given Lubinda as the Party’s Vice President could not have come at any better time. Hon Lubinda has since expressed his gratitude to President Lungu for the trust and confidence that the President has shown in him and he has promised to use his knowledge and experience to contribute to the re-organization of the Party,” said Mwila.