Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro said he was not ready to resign his premiership as he still has work to do.
This is despite the fact that last week, his party the All Basotho Convention (ABC), elected Qeme legislator Nkaku Kabi as the new leader for the party.
This was after Thomas Thabane the partyâ€™s founding leader, stepped down from the leadership position. Thabane has been the ABC leader since its formation in October 2006 after splitting from then ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD).
Addressing a press briefing in Maseru this week, Majoro said he had rendered his resignation as the deputy leader of the ABC and by that he is also no longer a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
Meanwhile, asked how they will be operating the office of the PM seeing that elections are coming, the newly elected leader Kabi said the office of the prime minister and its vacation by Dr Majoro should be left for him and Dr Majoro because the issue is still internal.
â€œThis issue of Dr Majoro vacating the office of the Prime-Minister and its timeframes will be communicated at the right time,â€ Kabi said.
Kabi further spoke of the unity of the party asking that after the elections, ABC members should not be divided but rather, they should come together so that they work on winning the next elections.
â€œAfter the elections last week, we want to stress that as the ABC we are still united like we have always been and we appeal to all our followers to understand our spirit of unity,â€ he said.
He advised members of the ABC as well as minister and parliamentarians to refrain from speaking ill of other sides on different social media platforms and traditional media as that instills the mentality that there Are conflicts in the ABC.
â€œWe were triggered by many incidents that have been emerging on different social media platforms as well as traditional media that there are conflicts and indifferences in the ABC and we are disputing that as all that information is false,â€ Kabi said.
It is quite an interesting time to be alive this one especially in the ruling party camp.
It has become the manifestation of that long-spoken about phenomenon of two centers of power, where on the one hand is party leader responsible for the party strategic direction, and the party in question is actually a ruling party, hence being leader is quite a big deal.
On the other hand, is a Prime Minister who is just a member of parliament and not even in the executive committee of his party. Maybe if the setting was different it might be a positive development because it shows the power of democracy and separation of powers, but no not my motherland, it is instead called two center of power and it is a bad thing.
Now the two forces, just like anyone of us, each has their eyes set on the same thing, the premiership. The other one already has it and the other one feels it is so close that he will soon have, well in a few months if fears as well as his predecessor and manages enough votes to become part of a ruling coalition, more so as the senior partner.
But seeing as the political skateboard is swerving this way and that, like a seesaw, anything is possible. So maybe the leader is not taking any chances and thinks that this might be his chance to the State House, and a black cars motorcade. How about await your time Mr Party leader? Await your time!