Now Scott blames media for his problems

BARELY a week after he accused some Patriotic Front members of trying to unseat him, Vice President Guy Scott yesterday said the ruling party in Lusaka was fine and peaceful contrary to media reports.

Dr Scott said, on his arrival at the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone that Government was stable.

“Everything in Lusaka and the ruling Patriotic Front is fine. Today (Monday) we had a Cabinet meeting,” he said.

Last week, Dr Scott held a press briefing at his Parliament office where he accused some PF members of plotting against him.

He said some PF members wanted him removed as both Vice President of Zambia and the ruling party’s number two.

Dr Scott, who was accompanied by Local Government and Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda, travelled to Livingstone yesterday to open the 58th annual conference for the Local Government Association of Zambia.

He was welcomed by Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe, Senior Chief Mukuni, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Folly Tembo and Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata.

Dr Scott said whatever reports were being published by some section of the media were untrue and that what was being reported as a results of journalists having nothing else to report on.

Earlier, Mr Munkombwe said there are people within the PF who are trying to destabilise the party.

“Any leader who is deceptive in nature is a diminishing leader,” he said. Everyone should dedicate their time to establish party structures in readiness for party elections where every eligible member will be free to contest,” he said.

Mr Munkombwe said Southern Province was a peculiar area and urged the party to handle the province well if they were to penetrate the region.

He said the provincial PF structures were intact and every member was free to contest any positions.