Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has lost legitimacy, and lacks respect befitting the Patriotic Front secretary general, says PF Lusaka District acting vice chairman Julius Komaki.
Addressing scores of PF members who gathered for the reopening of the district office, Komaki warned that the continued stay of Kabimba in the PF was a security concern in the party and the nation at large.
Komaki said that Kabimba was now a lame duck in the party after the entire membership in all the ten provinces rejected him because of his failed schemes to create another party within the PF.
“PF members from all the ten provinces, youths, women and men have passed a vote of no confidence in him through the petitions we submitted. We have total faith and confidence in President Sata and the central committee to decisively and quickly act on the petitions against Kabimba,” said Komaki.
Komaki one of the survivors in the hacking of PF cadres by thugs sponsored by prominent figures in the PF, retaliated his call for Kabimba to step down as PF chief executive officer because he was not wanted in the party anymore.
And Komaki has announced the official reopening of the Lusaka PF district offices that were closed at the height of the internal wrangles.
Komaki said that the offices could not remain closed indefinitely because that would affect the operations, organisation and mobilization of the PF.
He charged that party mobilisation had suffered greatly under the leadership of Kabimba, Provincial Chairman Geoffrey Chuumbwe and former District Chairman Goodson Banda.
“Today we repeat our demands that Wynter Kabimba must resign or be forced as PF Secretary General. Kabimba has lost the legitimacy and respect worthy of a chief executive of the PF and is now a lame-duck SG. PF members from all 10 provinces, youths, women and men have passed a vote of no confidence in him through the petitions submitted. We have total faith and confidence in President Sata and the Central Committee to decisively and quickly act on these petitions,” Komaki said.
He has since called upon PF members to mobilize and support President Sata for 2016 in order to record a meaningful victory.Komaki has also urged all government, ministers, PF MPs and other officials to help President Sata by marketing PF party policies and explaining to Zambians the unprecedented socio-economic developments by the government.Komaki who was recently discharged from hospital after he was battered and hacked by PF rival thugs during a clash along Airport road said he was grateful to God for sparing his life and that he would fight on for the party.