- Mr Musenge rejoined the ruling party yesterday at a function attended by PF vice national vice mobilisation chairman, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba at Vocal Afreak Lodge in Riverside in Kitwe.
By ROGERS KALERO
NATIONAL Democratic Congress (NDC) founder and former secretary-general Mwenya Musenge together with more than 40 officials from his newly formed Agenda for Human Development have rejoined the Patriotic Front.
Mr Musenge rejoined the ruling party yesterday at a function attended by PF vice national vice mobilisation chairman, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba at Vocal Afreak Lodge in Riverside in Kitwe.
And Mr Mwamba in welcoming Mr Musenge said, the PF remains the only political party with a national character and desire to achieve economic recovery and national development.
Mr Mwamba said the party under President Edgar Lungu has continued to promote unity and focus on issues that would address the various challenges the country was facing.
Mr Mwamba said he was happy that Mr Musenge and other party officials had made the right decision to re-join the Patriotic Front.
“I must commend you for making this right decision to re-join the Patriotic Front. This is the only party with a mature and courageous leader who makes decisions in the interests of the people.
“Look at the issue of Mopani Copper Mines, he had to take a bold decision to re-buy the giant mine to avoid job losses. If the government had allowed Glencore to put the mine on care and maintenance, people would have lost jobs and other business opportunities,” Mr Mwamba said.
Mr Mwamba said people will always criticise moves made by government because they want to gain political mileage and their presence felt on the political scene.
He assured those that joined the PF with Mr Musenge that the ruling party would embrace them as members.
And speaking earlier, Mr Musenge apologised to President Lungu and the PF leadership for using unpalatable language against the party and its leadership.
Mr Musenge said he was ready to serve in the ruling party as an ordinary member because he was fired from the party.