PF will not adopt MPs who are underperforming for 2021 elections - President Lungu

The Patriotic From Central Committee will soon be meeting to evaluate the performance of its members of Parliament and review the intra patry elections held so far. President Edgar Lungu said that there are some Members of Parliament who are positioning their favourite candidates for the intra party elections in order to have a good chance of retaining their seats in 2021.

The President was speaking upon arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. President Lungu who is also PF party President has warned that the party will not adopt MPs who are underperforming in 2021 adding that no one is above the party.

He emphasised that the party will only work with people that are serving the interest of the Zambian people adding that he will soon be reviewing the performance of all MPs.

Meanwhile, President Lungu said he has been more than ready to meet the church and other stakeholders over the dialogue. He wondered why some church mother bodies have been accusing him of not wanting to meet him.

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday accepted the offer by the Catholic Church to reconcile him and President Edgar Lungu. He said the church has a successful history of bring political opponents together in the country in case of disputes.

President Lungu disclosed that he has not sidelined anyone to take part in the dialogue process, but that everyone is welcome, because it is for the benefit of every Zambian.

The Head of State wondered why some groupings feel sidelined with regards to holding of the dialogue, adding that he is however ready to take part in the dialogue, which is aimed at ensuring that peace and unity are fostered in the country.

Source: Lusaka Times

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