By SILUMESI MALUMO
LLOYD Kaziya has just messed up his political career because the Patriotic Front (PF) still needed his services as Matero Member of Parliament, PF national chairperson Samuel Mukupa has said.
Mr Mukupa wished Mr Kaziya well as he embarks on his new political path.
This follows Mr Kaziya’s outburst that he would ensure the PF loses power to the opposition in Lusaka’s Matero constituency and that he was contenting the 2021 elections on another party’s ticket.
Mr Mukupa said it was sad that Mr Kaziya would think of turning against a party which had made him into who he was.
He said even if Mr Kaziya had fallen out of favour with the constituency leadership, he should have exercised patience and waited for other opportunities.
Mr Mukupa said that Mr Kaziya would lose out an opportunity for deciding to join the opposition.
He said Mr Kaziya should have used other channels to air his grievances, if he felt the constituency leadership was not helping him.
“Some of us have been told before that you will not stand and President Lungu in 2006 was told that he will not contest as Chawama MP, but he humbled himself, see where he is now.
“This is what the young man Kaziya should have done. The other thing people should know is that these elective positions are not personal to holder. Today the people may want someone else and the trend continues and no one should be upset with decisions made by people,” he said.
Mr Mukupa said humility was an important trait in leadership and that emotional outbursts usually did not help
“We have a lot of positions which one can be given. The young man should have waited even if he was not adopted. The President would have sent him in foreign mission. But there is nothing we can say because he has made a decision and we wish him well,” Mr Mukupa said.