PF cracks whip on dissenting members


THE Patriotic Front, as the ruling party, will not tolerate indiscipline among its members because it is a party of order just like its leader President Edgar Lungu, says PF secretary general Davies Mwila.

Mr Mwila said there was no intimidation in any decision made in the party as claimed by some members and therefore indiscipline in the party would not be allowed.

He said it was the responsibility of every Patriotic Front member to follow the party guidelines and rules, failure to which no one would support them if they were found wanting.

Mr Mwila was reacting to recent reports of some ruling party officials in Northern and Eastern provinces defying orders from the party secretariat and accusing each other of having failed to lead the party.

The secretary general stressed that all PF members should emulate its leader President Lungu who was disciplined, adding that those who wanted to go the other way would find it difficult to work with the secretariat.

He said the PF was intact and that its members should start mobilizing the party in readiness for the 2021 elections, adding that he would visit all the 10 provinces, with his first visit on the Copperbelt scheduled for next week.

“What we want is discipline in the party, and those who want it their own way will not be supported, including those who are giving land illegally,” he said.

Mr Mwila said all the members must follow rules and guidelines and lead by example, and therefore no one who should point a finger on anyone, and that it was time to work for the people.

And Mr Mwila has cautioned members aspiring for various positions following the nullification of some seats by the courts to wait for the process to be concluded, saying the decision would be made by the various party structures, and not on personal basis.