Patriotic Front members in Solwezi have expressed displeasure over the appointment of Mr. Enock Kapalu as provincial chairman as well Mr. Benson Ngambo as its vice.
Speaking during a media briefing in Solwez, Solwezi central constituency chairman Robert Lutembula said the party members are disappointed with the appointment of the dual.
Mr. Lutembula stated that the lower structures of the party will not recognise the appointment of the dual because they were not consulted.
“As lower party structures, we were supposed to be involved and consulted because we are stakeholders. But there was nothing like that,” said Mr. Lutembula.
Mr. Lutembula alleges that Mr. Kapalu is not a unifier and therefore cannot run the party especially that it is in opposition.
He further alleges that whilst he (Kapalu) was provincial mobilisation coordinator, he failed to mobilise the party.
“So we want someone who is going work tirelessly with all party structures in rebranding the party,” he said
He has asked the party top leadership to revoke the appointment of the dual with immediate effect.
“Otherwise for us here in Solwezi, we are saying no to their appointments and we will not recognise them as our leaders,” he said.
Last week, the party appointed Mr. Kapalu and Mr. Ngambo as provincial chairman and vice respectively.
But when contacted for a comment, party vice president Given Lubinda said the matter will be resolved administratively.