Election Time Approaches, Guy Scott Back In PF Executive
The Patriotic Front (PF) would value the contribution of former vice-president Guy Scott in next year’s general elections because as founding member of the ruling party, he still has a lot to offer to the continued growth of the party.
Dr. Scott has reunited with the PF and has since been brought back into the central committee of the ruling party, a move that has cheered the ruling party’s members.
PF elections chairperson, Jean Kapata, said it was in the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation that Dr Scott had been given in the ruling party’s central committee.
Ms Kapata said the PF had healed from its differences that almost left the party fractured during the transition last year following the death of president Michael Sata because President Edgar Lungu had been a strong proponent of peace, unity and forgiveness in the ruling party.
She said Dr Scott was one of the founders of the PF and it was only politically correct that the former vice president should remain a member despite what the party went through when he (Dr Scott) acted as republican president.
She stated that the PF was starting afresh and was open to all the members who had left the party during the confusion that rocked the ruling party after the death of President Sata.
And PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri said although Dr Scott had not officially left the central committee, he had not been attending central committee meetings.