THE Patriotic Front (PF) in Matero constituency in Lusaka has dared member of Parliament Miles Sampa to resign and prove his popularity claim.
Officials and members who gathered in Matero yesterday, said the party in the constituency is intact and it’s not true that the party would fall to the opposition if Mr Sampa and his supporter Morgan Ng’ona left.
PF Matero constituency chairperson Chrispin Kabole, addressing hundreds of members at the party office yesterday, said Mr Sampa should resign and desist from allegedly putting the name of the ruling party into disrepute.
Mr Kabole, flanked by branch, ward and district officials, accused the MP of undermining President Lungu and the PF.
By press time, efforts to get a comment from Mr Sampa and Mr Ng’ona proved futile.
“Mr Sampa should resign even today to prove his popularity in Matero,” he said.
He also dismissed media reports that the entire PF in Matero constituency would be shaken if Mr Sampa left the ruling party.
Matero constituency vice-chairperson Wellington Mwanamwange said that both Mr Sampa and Mr Ng’ona were allegedly bent on peddling lies.
Meanwhile, the PF in Matero have assured President Lungu of 100 percent support in the August 11 elections.
“Come August 11, 2016, PF will emerge victorious because the party is growing bigger,” Mr Kabole said.
And in separate interviews, councillors from four wards accused the Matero parliamentarian of inciting youths to be violent.
PF Mwembeshi ward 27 councillor Mathews Kangwa said Matero constituency experienced a ‘regime of pangas’ but that the PF members are disciplined and do not want to engage in violent and barbaric acts.
Ward chairpersons for Kapwepwe, Charles Kabwe, Ward 28, Evans Mbwantu, and Ward 24, Lee Mukupa, said Matero lags in development.