PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri says the matter of ministers who were perceived to be undermining President Edgar Lungu was amicably resolved. Clarifying the in-house feud and alleged division in the ruling party allegedly sponsored by some ministers who were said to undermine President Lungu, Phiri stated the ruling party’s central committee reached an understanding that all were “solidly behind the Head of State”.
She stated the PF central committee meeting on Sunday May 26 discussed very serious matters of national and party unity.
“The mighty Patriotic Front party and its entire membership is solidly behind the able leadership of His Excellency the President of the party Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu who is also the Republican President. The Central Committee which is the supreme organ of the PF party sat on Sunday the 26th May, 2019 and discussed a very serious matter of national and party unity,” Phiri stated.
She said the meeting resolved to always sort out “our issues” as a party internally and not through the media.
Phiri “immediately and sincerely withdrew’ her sentiments against the ministers he chided a couple of weeks ago.
“The matter of the perceived ministers undermining the President was amicably resolved and we were happy as Central Committee to reach an understanding that we are all solidly behind the able leadership of our beloved President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu. We further resolved to always sort out our issues as a party internally and not on media. Therefore, I would like to sincerely withdraw my sentiments on the unnamed ministers unreservedly,” Phiri stated.
She stated that the ruling party would take responsibility for uniting its general membership so that they approach 2021 as a powerful united force to win.
“As a secretariat, we shall endeavor to unite and instill a sense of oneness, love, hard work, tolerance, genuine forgiveness and reconciliation amongst our members of the party at all levels of leadership,” stated Phiri.