Lungu files in for PF presidency, to hand over the stick in 2026

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has officially filed in his party Presidency nomination papers at the Patriotic Front (PF) Party Secretariat in Lusaka today.

Speaking after filing his papers, Lungu invited those who would want to challenge him not to hesitate doing so in the true spirit of a democratic party, but pointed out that he would only pass on the stick in 2026.

Lungu was recently endorsed for the post by the PF Central Committee.

Meanwhile, it is now clear that President Lungu will have to be faced on the ballot. PF is running with him.

The PF set Wednesday and Thursday as days for members to apply for the party Presidency and would start receiving applications today from those that wanted to contest at the general conference in line with the PF Constitution.

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila announced that anyone who wanted to stand as President must submit a letter of application to the Secretary General of the party from Wednesday to Thursday.


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