TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
THE 16 Patriotic Front (PF) Members of the Central Committee (MCCs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) who were suspended for allegedly causing public anxiety and apprehension in the ruling party have apologised to Acting President Guy Scott, who has accepted their apology, party Secretary General Bridget Atanga has said.
And Mrs Atanga says the central committee meeting at State House yesterday went on well and resolved that the party goes to the general conference to elect a candidate for the forthcoming presidential election.
Mrs Atanga said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the suspended members apologised yesterday and will be allowed to attend the conference.
She could not, however, state whether they would attend the conference as suspended or reinstated members.
She said Dr Scottâ€™s acceptance of their apology means that they will be allowed to attend the general conference to be held at Kabweâ€™s Mulungushi Rock of Authority this Saturday.
â€œI am very pleased that the 16 suspended members apologised to the Acting President Dr Guy Scott. I am also happy that he has accepted their apology although he has told them to write letters individually to show that they are remorseful. The members wrote a letter which they all signed on,â€ Mrs Atanga said.
Mrs Atanga said she is also happy that the central committee meeting went on well and that all the members who attended the meeting preached messages of peace and unity in the party.
She said during the meeting, all the members resolved that the party goes to the convention to elect the party president.
Mrs Atanga has since urged delegates to the general conference not to be violent.
She said all the delegates should accept the outcome of the conference to help foster peace and unity in the party ahead of the presidential election.
Meanwhile, PF chairperson for elections Sylvia Masebo has assured PF presidential hopefuls that the list of delegates to the general conference will not be doctored.
Ms Masebo said the conference will use the 2010/2011 register and said candidates are now free to campaign.
TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka