By THANDIWE MOYO –
PATRIOTIC FRONT (PF) Lusaka Province Youth Chairperson Kennedy Kamba has distanced the party from the violence that was witnessed at 5 FM against members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Reacting to accusations that PF cadres were responsible for damaging vehicles and other properties at 5FM last week, Mr Kamba said violence could have been carried out by people unhappy with the way President Edgar Lungu was being insulted.
Speaking during a press briefing at the PF secretariat in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Kamba said the PF did not believe in violence and that if there were any elements of violence in the party they should be discouraged.
He urged the PF youth structures leaders in various constituencies to refrain from violence but focus on promoting hard work and development.
Mr Kamba further said the allegations that PF government was corrupt would not deter party members from delivering development to all corners of the country.
He said the ruling party was more concerned with addressing developmental challenges and reducing poverty among people.
“Our work as PF is to ensure that work is done. Those are the policies we were voted for and not violence,” he said.
Mr Kamba said Roan Member of Parliament (MP) and former Information Minister Chishimba Kabwili should stop demeaning the presidency.
He said Mr Kambwili’s political connections with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were leading him heading nowhere.
He said rather than keep repeating unfounded allegations of corruption against the PF, the opposition should be engaging the ruling party on matters of development.
“Let them tell us where we are failing because we have done a number of things to ensure that our people have better lives instead of talking anyhow,” he said.
He latter urged the youth not to meddle in the affairs of the police but to allow the police to do their work.