It appears to put the ex-ruler at daggers drawn with the ruling party that appears cozy with an emerging opposition faction.
Following the Patriotic Front’s (PF) dismal loss in the August 2021 elections by a million votes to President Hakainde Hichilema’s United Party for National Development (UPND), Lungu wrote to the government announcing his resignation as PF president and his subsequent retirement from active politics.
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