PF divisions in Kabwe deepen

PF divisions in Kabwe deepen The wrangles in the ruling PF in Kabwe have continued to degenerate and the party is feared the party may disintegrate.

And district youth Treasurer Martin Chilufya has resigned from his position citing poor leadership and failure to fulfill campaign promises by President Michael Sata’s administration.

The party has been caught in infighting between party structures and the two members of parliament, who faced a vote of no confidence by the provincial assembly a fortnight ago.

After provincial chairman Benson Chali’s rejection of the ‘no confidence vote’, members, mostly youths feel frustrated and insist the two MPs, James Kapyanga for Kabwe central and Bwacha’s Sydney Mushanga must go.

“The provincial chairman made it very clear that we cannot pass a vote of no confidence in the guys (MPs), meaning he has tolerated the wrongs they are doing so the best is to leave him with his stubborn MPs,” said a district official who sought anonymity.

Efforts to get a comment from both district youth chairman Paul Ngosa and the embattled MPs failed as their phones went unanswered.

Meanwhile a meeting which was scheduled to take place at Boma conference hall in Kabwe on Saturday at which many youths were going to resign from PF was postponed indefinitely, to save the party from embarrassment but district youth treasurer Martin Chilufya has resigned with immediate effect.

PF sources disclosed that the Boma hall was supposed to host a meeting at which the ‘no confidence’ vote was to be re-inforced and if their views are not respected they were going to resign in masses.

Chilufya told the Daily Nation in Kabwe that after prayer and consultation he had decided to step down from the party and was on Friday seen with ABZ president Father Frank Bwalya during the latter’s tour of the town on Thursday and Friday.

“After prayer and thought, I have decided to resign from the party and will be able to state my next move soon together with many other members, mostly youths,” said Chilufya.

And Father Bwalya says a big fallout in PF is looming and that many ministers are complaining about President Sata’s leadership. Father Bwalya expressed shock at the failure to fulfill campaign promises by the PF.