GBM gets lukewarm reception in PF

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Former UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba who resigned his position from the opposition party to rejoin the ruling party has received a cold shoulder from the top PF officials.

Mwamba better known as GBM, announced his resignation from UPND after being suspended earlier for gross misconduct. He responded to the request by the opposition party to exculpate himself on a charge of gross misconduct by announcing his resignation at a press conference.

However during the press conference at his company premises Villa Elizabetha, Lusaka, GBM was received by lower ranked officials who just provided him with a PF cap and clad him with a PF Chitenge.

Later GBM went to the PF Secretariat were he was received by Paul Moonga, a Lusaka Province PF Chairman.

On the same day, President Edgar Lungu expressed ignorance on the defection to his party by the vice president of the country’s largest opposition party.

As speculation grew as to why no PF senior officials had received GBM, let alone issued an official statement from the PF secretariat, party secretary general Davies Mwila issued a statement 24 hours after GBM’S defection to welcomed him back to his former party.

In a statement, Mwila said that as per procedure, his office will now await the official communication from GBM for the record at the party headquarters.

In the past when Antonio Mwanza defected from the opposition FDD to join PF, senior party officials including Secretary General Davies Mwila, Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri, National Youth Chairman Stephen Kampyongo, PF Media Director Sunday Chanda and other MCCs attended the briefing.

When asked if he is happy that GBM is back, President Edgar Lungu said he has not heard about that and he can only comment when be has full details. The answer which has made many question if GBM is indeed welcome back in PF.

Some social media users have asked why he made such a hasty decision and he is being treated like he is not welcome


One Response to GBM gets lukewarm reception in PF

  1. Why not just tell him the truth? That he is not wanted. Kwati kubuta sure!

    GBM Panse
    April 25, 2019 at 7:47 pm

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