PF cadres warn Fr. Bwalya

Ruling PF cadres have protested against Catholic Priest Fr. Frank Bwalya claiming he is insulting their President, Michael Sata. The cadres have vowed that they will not seat and watch Fr. Bwalya talk against the President.

“We are watching him and will follow him up,” warned the cadres in Lusaka.

Fr, Bwalya who heavily campaigned with the PF in the run-up-to 2011 polls that brought in the PF into government last week resigned as Board Chairman of the public power utility firm – ZESCO saying he wants to be free to criticize or commend the government and President Sata in particular when he does something wrong or correct respectively.

He also said his job at ZESCO had been misunderstood by some people who portrayed him as having been compromised.

But PF cadres in Lusaka today challenged Fr. Bwalya to come out in the open and start his political party so they can meet him in the political arena rather than hiding in church. They claimed that Fr. Bwalya should not deceive himself that he was popular saying the crowds that attended his public meetings were PF supporters.

The cadres have challenged Fr. Bwalya to hold a rally and see how many people will turn up for his meeting.

Fr. Bwalya is according to his close confidants positioning to contest the republican presidency in 2011. During the Interview on Sunday Fr. Bwalya said he could govern better than President Sata whom he said was running the country without involving his colleagues.