The confusion around Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) is on display again with party president Edwin Sakala inviting Harry Kalaba to contest as Presidential candidate in the 2021 elections.
Sakala is seeking adoption for the vacant Kasenengwa Parliamentary seat whilst running an opposition political party.
Kalaba has been thrown in a quandary after his Democratic Party (DP) was de-registered.
Kalaba and Sakala have reportedly been in talks to seal a deal that will see the former Foreign Affairs Minister stand on the ZDDM ticket.
Edwin Sakala, The ZDDM Party President’s indication to apply for adoption on the Patriotic Front ticket to contest the Kasenengwa seat clearly shows he is not in charge of his political party.
According to a letter, signed by Sakala and his deputy Charles Kafumbo, the Party is happy with Kalaba’s style of leadership and have since invited him to lead the party in the 2021 elections.
Kalaba has set himself a target of being a presidential candidate in 2021 but has yet to find a platform to contest on.
Since his resignation as minister he has been hopping around building his profile as a prospective political candidate.