Kelvin Fube Bwalya, the mastermind behind the rigged election has demanded an immediate retraction of Jean Kapata’s statement that he (KBF) is a rebel against the PF Party.
Bwalya has threatened that if Kapata doesn’t apologise within a stipulated time, matters will get “personal”.
Jean Kapata suspended Kelvin Bwalya after the latter is said to have been issuing unbridled statements in the media inter alia, demanding a convention in the PF from “top to bottom”, without the authority of the Party
However Bwalya at a press conference a while ago attempted to clarify that the “top to bottom” he meant was from the Central Committee to the lower levels of the PF and not the Presidency.
Bwalya further chided Jean Kapata for lumping him with Chishimba Kambwili who “I have not met or interacted with”.
The intra party squabbles in the PF seem to be taking a new high after the heightened infusion of Lungu’s ethnic kinsmen from the East who were formerly MMD and are said to be heavily connected to former Republican President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda.
There are accusations from the group calling itself ‘True PF’ led by Chishimba Kambwili and other members who feel left out and marginalised by Lungu, that he is bent on purging Bembas from the PF under the influence of Banda’s ‘Mukwasu’ philosophy.
This group is seen as a ‘third force’ that is slowly mutating into a potential Bemba political Party that will eventually challenge Lungu.