PF still divided: Banda says he is the elected Chairman, while Chikwelete says he was appointed by Sata

File: Chikwelete (r) talking to Deputy Police Chief Solomon Jere outside State House when he lead a protest

File: Chikwelete (r) talking to Deputy Police Chief Solomon Jere outside State House when he lead a protest

Barely two days after President Michael Sata ordered an end to wrangles that have rocked his ruling party-Patriotic Front, the two camps seems still divided with the two men claiming the position of Lusaka Districh Chairpersons.Robert Chikwelete who was appointed by President Sata says his royalty was to the Head of State who is also the party leader. He said he will not step down or vacate the Office unless President Sata directs him to do so.

He was appointed after Goodson Banda was ordered to vacate the Lusaka District Chairman position for belonging to the camp of party Secretary General Wynter Kabimba which is accused of dividing the PF by creating parallel structures. Chikwelete vowed to remain in the Office.

Chikwelete who has been leading protests against Kabimba said this when he addressed a Press briefing today, October 10, 2013.

Banda who also addressed a press briefing said he was the legitimate elected Chairman for Lusaka District. He said he is still holding the position and stated that he will soon get back to his Office which was locked by Chikwelete’s interim Executive with the keys handed over to President Sata.