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PF co-opts bigwigs in central committee

…as Moonga ditches ship

By NATION REPORTER

THE Patriotic Front (PF) has co-opted bigwigs eyeing the party’s presidency as Members of the Central Committee ahead of the convention slated for this month.

Those co-opted include Mr Chishimba Kambwili, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba and Mr Mutotwe Kafwaya, who are all eyeing the presidency.

Others on the list are Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo, Dr Canisius Banda, Ms Charity Kapona, Ms Tapiwa Mhango and Mr Japhen Mwakalombe.

Meanwhile, longtime PF central committee member Paul Moonga has allegedly ditched the party.

Mr Moonga made his intentions known at a meeting of the central committee in Lusaka yesterday.

However efforts to get Mr Moonga proved futile as his phone went unanswered by press time.

And PF National Chairperson Davies Chama said that he was not aware of the development because he did not attend the meeting.

“I have not been feeling too well so I did not attend the meeting, so I can’t confirm that development,” he said.

And Mr Kambwili said that he was humbled that the party saw it fit to include him in the central committee and that he would not disappoint them.

Mr Kambwili said that the party should expect the best out of him and that he was ready to serve the party for it to go to greater heights.

He said that it was gratifying that the leadership had identified him as one of them and that he had accepted the appointment. “The party should expect the best out of me because we really need to build the party and at the moment I accept the appointment,” Mr Kambwili said.

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