I WAS CONSULTED BY PRESIDENT LUNGU BEFORE PROFF LUO WAS PICKED – CHITI MUKUL
…as he endorses Lungu Na Luo!
Lusaka – 19th May, 2021.
HAVING been seen as largely responsible for his delayed installation as the new Chitimukulu following the death of Mwine Lubemba Chilufya Chitapankwa in 2012, President Edgar Lungu’s running mate, Nkandu Luo, was seen as facing a major hurdle.
Some opposition members actually thought they had been granted a penalty, if not an open goal, in football parlance. The Chitimukulu, of the Bemba, has welcomed the selection of Prof. Luo, who served as Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs at the time his installation was stalling, as President Lungu’s running mate in the August 12th general elections.
“We can’t be living in the past,” the Chitimukulu said, who had accused Prof. Luo of attempting to use the collapsed Ngoshe Mukote lineage to allow a Bisa person to ascend to the Bemba throne. “I was consulted by President Lungu before she was picked [as running mate]and I recommended her.”
And the Mwine Lubemba has, since, endorsed the candidature of President Edgar Lungu and his running mate Prof. Nkandu Luo stating that he is going for tried and tested leadership.