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Democracy to prevail – Scott

Acting President Guy Scott with Charlotte Scott at the funeral service of late President Sata at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka. - Pictre by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse 02-11-2014.

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka
ACTING President Guy Scott says the Patriotic Front is exploring democratic means of adopting its candidate for the presidential election.
Dr Scott said this in an interview last evening following a five-hour central committee meeting that considered ways of adopting the party’s candidate.
“We will go to the central committee but our constitution will determine the way forward and lawyers will have to come in to interpret,” the acting President said.
The meeting has since been deferred to Thursday to allow other aspirants to file nominations.
Dr Scott said the process of choosing the mode of selecting a presidential candidate is still on-going.
“I am not prepared to be part of a non-democratic process. You cannot impose the wish of a small elite group. Some people got upset but that is the way we will go,” he said
Dr Scott wondered how 40 people would decide the presidential candidate without subjecting them to a general conference.
He said he is a longstanding democrat who would want the best for the country.
PF chairperson Inonge Wina referred all queries to secretary-general Edgar Lungu who could not be reached by press time.

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