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Kambwili says sorry over Nathan Chanda spat

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Roan Constituency Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Chishimba Kambwili has apologized to President Edgar Lungu and the membership of the party for the “inconvenience he may have caused” in his fight against party’s Luanshya mayoral aspirant Nathan Chanda.

In a statement, Dr Kambwili said he has seriously reflected and prayed over their differences and has seen the need to work together as the party and country are bigger than them.

“Thanks a lot my brother Sunday for your timely advise on this issue. I have seriously reflected and prayed over it and indeed we need each other. The party and Zambia is bigger that all of us. Further, this is time to put all our differences aside and concentrate on campaigning for the party that we have suffered to build. If Christ forgave those who persecuted him, who am I not to forgive and forget,” he said.

He also said he is ready to meet Chanda and that he has since invited the party’s national youth chairperson Stephen Kampyongo to witness the meeting.

“I am ready to meet the young man and resolve the issue once and for all. I wish to also tender an apology to His Excellency the President for the inconvenience that this may have caused him.

“Thanks Sunday and High Commissioner Emanuel Mwamba for your timely advise. I have since requested the national youth chairman Hon Kampyongo to come to Luanshya to witness the meeting with Nathan.I also unreservedly apologise to all the PF family for my actions. We have the opposition to fight and not among ourselves. God bless the mighty PF and let campaign for the President and the party. I believe leadership is about forgiveness as Christianity requires. Our founding president forgave those you insulted and called him names. Long live PF,” he said.

The two have been at each other’s throats lately, with Dr Kambwili accusing the youthful Chanda of trying to ‘bewitch’ him in a bid to clear his path to be adoption as Parliamentary candidate on the party ticket. Chanda who served as Luanshya Mayor campaigned vigorously to be adopted on the PF ticket as their Parliamentary candidate in Roan constituency something that angered the former MP.

Recently, Dr Kambwili vowed to not campaign for Chanda in Luanshya but instead campaign for the independent candidate Famous Kabwe.

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