ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri has unearthed a plot in which some individuals have conspired to form a group called â€œDr CK Solidarityâ€ on social media platform WhatsApp in a bid to discredit the ruling party and bring President Lunguâ€™s name into disrepute.
Mrs Phiri said it is unfortunate that the WhatsApp group she has allegedly linked to Roan PF member of Parliament (MP) Chishimba Kambwili has insisted on her joining the group.
She has discredited and distanced herself from the WhatsApp group.
Mrs Phiri said in an interview yesterday: â€œMy dear, actions speak louder than words, why should somebody who claims to be loyal to President Lungu administer the so called â€˜Dr CK Solidarityâ€™ page which is trying to undermine the PF and the President?â€
She was reacting to Dr Kambwiliâ€™s pledge of loyalty to President Lungu and call for unity in the PF.
â€œWe the senior members of the PF are privy to information and know what is happening.
I want to advise Honourable Kambwili to question the agenda of Dr CK Solidarity page. We want to hear his comments.â€
She said it is unfortunate that the messages posted on Dr CK Solidarity group are against President Lunguâ€™s decision to appoint opposition MPs to his Cabinet.
Mrs Phiri dismissed as untrue reports that the opposition MMD has taken over the PF and is running affairs of the ruling party.
She said the alliance between the PF and MMD is aimed at making the ruling party stronger for the 2021 general elections.
And PF Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba said President Lunguâ€™s decision to appoint opposition MPs to his Cabinet cannot be questioned because winning an election is about numbers.
â€œWe will not allow confusion in the PF.
The dispute about President Lunguâ€™s appointments of opposition MPs to his Cabinet is neither here nor there. These appointments started with the late President Michael Sata,â€ Mr Kamba said.
But Dr Kambwili said people linking him to Dr CK Solidarity WhatsApp group should keep quiet if they have nothing to talk about.
â€œI am sick and tired of some PF members accusing me of things I donâ€™t know and I have no control over people who are showing me solidarity over what I am going through,â€ Dr Kambwili said.
ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka