Kabimba backed team tumbles in Copperbelt PF elections

Sport Minister Chishimba Kambwili said he is happy that the team headed by Stardy Mwale has won the elections of the PF Copperbelt province executive held on Saturday.

And the Richard Musukwa team that is said to have had the backing of PF General Secretary Wynter Kabimba and Vice president Guy Scott lost all the positions except the Publicity portfolio.

Kambwili who is said to have presidential ambition and currently serving in the PF Central Committee as National Youth Chairman said he was happy with the new Provincial Executive.

He said the previous executive was selfish and caused a lot of problems in the province for the PF party.

Dr. Scott opened the Conference and had urged the delegates to vote for leaders that will deliver.

Mwale who was Masaiti District Chairperson was elected as the new  Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt provincial chairperson to head new Provincial Executive.

Mwale polled 293 votes against his closed contender Musukwa who managed to poll 222 votes.

ZANIS reports from Ndola that in the women’s wing Hildah Kawesha won the position of chairlady with 177 votes against her rival Mary Banda who is the former chairlady for Copperbelt who managed 113 votes.

In the youth wing Luashya mayor Nathan Chanda has won the position of youth chairperson with 337 votes against Jonas Kalyati who polled 140 votes.

There was jubilation after Mwale lead team managed to win all the positions except for the position of Vice youth Information and Publicity Secretary which was won by Musukwa’s team.

And newly elected youth chairperson Mr. Chanda pledged to work with all the youths in the province despite their political affiliation.

Mr. Chanda said he would ensure that youths in the province access youth empowerment funds and that he will not allow them to be used as instruments of violence by any leader.

And police sources at the center said the elections were generally violent free but confirmed that six cadres who were causing confusion during the elections had been detained.