The Post Newspaper – 6th November, 2001
Edgar Lungu quits UPND, joins PF
By Amos Malupenga
I have quit UPND to join Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) because UPND only has managers and not politicians, said Lusaka lawyer Edgar Lungu yesterday.
Lungu said Sata’s Patriotic Front had since adopted him to contest the Chawama parliamentary seat in Lusaka.
“UPND is full of managers but no politicians,” Lungu said.
“In politics, you need a proper mix of politicians and managers, which is what I find in Patriotic Front.
“Because of the lack of proper mix of managers and politicians, UPND’s dream of forming the next government will not be realised, and this is very sad.”
Lungu said Chawama constituency belonged to UPND but now is in the control of PF.
He said the same was true in many other constituencies including where they had
incumbent members of parliament.
Lungu said PF would win this year’s elections because it was a practical party.
He said in less than two months of existence, PF had managed to raise more than 130 Parliamentary candidates and organise the party countrywide.
Lungu said PF would field councillor candidates throughout Lusaka and Copperbelt.
“When we say we will change this country in 90 days we are not joking,” Lungu said.
“Let those who are saying we are mediocre and clowns watch and see.”