Edgar Lungu has not withdrawn from 2021 race – Mwila


PF S.G Davies Mwila addressing party cadres from Eastern Provincecalling for the removal of Felix Mutati at the party secretariat.
PF S.G Davies Mwila

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila says President
Edgar Lungu remains the party’s presidential candidate in the
2021 elections.

Mr Mwila has since dispelled media reports suggesting that
President Lungu will not stand on the PF ticket during the 2021
general election.

President Lungu is quoted to have made a surprise announcement
at the Zambia Association of Manufacturers’ meet the president
seminar that he is only going to be in office until 2021, when
his term of office comes to end.

But Mr. Mwila has told journalists in Lusaka that contrary to
such reports, the PF presidential candidate remains President
Lungu as ratified by the Central Committee.

He says President Lungu’s candidature is a non negotiable

Earlier, Roan PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili
commended President Edgar Lungu after he announced that he will
only rule up up 2021.

During an address at the Zambia Assiciation of Manufacturers
“Meet the President Dialogue” at Radisson Blu Hotel on
Thursday, Presideng Lungu declared that he will only be in the
office until 2021.

The declaration is hoped will put the rest a raging debate
about President Lungu’s eligibility to stand.

Commenting on the development, Mr Kambwili said President Lungu
should be commended for “coming to his senses”.

“Can all of those political leaders that were told by Davies
Mwila to shelve their ambitions for 2021 please un-shelve
them,” Mr Kambwili said.

“I would like to commend President Lungu for coming to his
senses and not listening to his stooge of an SG or that media
director who is a liability,” he said.

“This is as it should be, the people of Zambia well done for
putting pressure and advising the president that this 3rd term
stuff does not run well in our country. Now to all of those
that have been singing and endorsing President Lungu for 2021
your selfishness has been exposed, your motives have been
undone and you have been put to shame,” he said.

He added, “Busy in the forefront endorsing someone who is not
eligible to stand and demonising those who are able to. Well
the tables have certainly turned now we will see where those
Lungu 2021 bootlickers will go.”

President Lungu stated that whoever will take over from him in
2021, should continue engaging the Manufactures.

“The economy knows no politics, whoever will be President will
have to carry on with engaging you because you are not
politicians, you are economic players and you will always be
there. Government just makes it conducive for you to succeed,”
said President Lungu.

“Together, we can achieve industrialisation with unity of
purpose. We can transform Zambia into an industrialisation hub.
So let us all rise to the occasion and ensure that
industrialisation becomes a reality in our lifetime, or in my
term of office. and by the way I am only going up to 2021.”