Sata stops endorsement debate, challenges presidential aspirants to come out

President Sata

President Sata

President Michael Sata has broken his silence on the endorsement debate that has divided the ruling party by telling Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba to stop endorsing him.

Speaking before a joint Cabinet and PF Central committee meeting at State house this morning, President Sata says anyone in the Patriotic Front is free to aspire for the presidency. He said no one had proposed his name for endorsement and described the campaign as pre-mature.

The Head of State has since challenged those harboring presidential ambitions to declare their intentions rather than attacking each other in the public.
Mr. Sata has also cautioned Cabinet Ministers not to keep quite but respond to all allegations from the opposition political parties against government.

President Sata expressed disappointed that Cabinet Ministers have been quiet despite all the noise coming from the opposition.

And President Sata has cautioned United Party for National Development (UPND)leader Hakainde Hichilema to stop engaging in activities intended to frustrate production in the mining sector.
Mr. Sata says government is fully aware and prepared to thwart the planned UPND illegal activities in the two named mining towns on the Copperbelt.
He has warned that government will not take kindly to such desperate and cheap attempts by the UPND under the guise of political recruitment and party mobilization.

QFM