NDOLA District Patriotic Front (PF) chairperson George Chisulo has warned MMD national youth secretary Bowman Lusambo to desist from using the PF party structures and materials to campaign in Kabushi Constituency.
Mr Chisulo told a media briefing in Ndola yesterday that Mr Lusambo was telling people in the area that he had been sent by President Edgar Lungu to campaign as an aspiring member of Parliament for the constituency.
He said that PF officials had investigated the matter and were warning him to desist from the acts and, as such, would land him in problems.
“Mr Lusambo has been going round using some of our members and materials to campaign. He is telling the residents in the area that President Lungu had sent him to campaign. That is not true, no one has sent him to campaign in the PF,” he said.
But Mr Lusambo said the people of Kabushi Constituency would decide on which party he would stand as area member of Parliament.
Speaking to the Times from Kabushi yesterday, Mr Lusambo reiterated that he was an MMD member who wanted to contest the Kabushi Constituency parliamentary election but that the people had the final say on which party he would contest the seat.
“I am interacting with the people of Kabushi and the relationship which I have with the people of Kabushi is very strong. So if they decide and we know that their decision is not taking us anywhere, we will go back to the drawing board and make a wise decision together,” he said.
Mr Lusambo charged that some people were peddling falsehoods about him because they were scared of his political vision and the warm relationship he had with people of Kabushi Constituency.
Mr Chisulo said that if Mr Lusambo wanted to stand as a member of Parliament in the constituency, he should do so on his own party and not using the PF to entice the people.