By A Correspondent, Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been deserted by one of his top aides, Edify Hamukale.
Hamukale, the former southern province minister and losing Mazabuka Central Parliamentary candidate, resigned from Lungu’s Patriotic front PF party weekend.
Hamukale also resigned from his position as a Member of the party’s Central Committee.
Below is Hamukale’s resignation statement
I wish to make it known that I have resigned from the Patriotic Front political party of the Republic of Zambia and have further resigned from my position as Member of The Central committee of the same party.
I sincerely thank President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for having appointed me As Minister of Southern province in which I served for five years scoring numerous measurable and visible economic development successes in the Southern province.
He allowed me to apply my professional faculties and grow in leadership, for which I am grateful as this benefited the citizens of our land.
I further thank the civil service, chiefs, the church, private sector and citizens who helped me ripen into the leader I am today. Longevity has its place in nature and history, but the opportunity I was given is one that I will cherish now and in the distant days. I remain Patriotic to my Fatherland, Zambia
Hon Dr Edify Hamukale