The appointment of Kasama MP Geoffrey Mwamba as UPND vice-president has left the PF bitter, angry and confused.
Just today, Mfuwe MP Mwimba Malama could not hide his bitterness and attempted to physically harm GBM in parliament.
Other MPs had to restrain the bitter MP from harming the Kasama law maker just for accepting to be UPND vice-president.
Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo later asked the speaker whether it was in order for Malama to have attempted to attack Mr Mwamba.
Yesterday, GBM posted the following statement on his Facebook:
Yesterday was quite a momentous day for me. The National Management Committee of the United Party for National Development (UPND) unveiled me as the Vice President Administration for the Party at Cresta Golfview Hotel.
I wish to thank all UPND members who traveled from all the corners of this country to give me that moral support and all other well wishers.
I am really humbled and graciously accept this appointment as I have the opportunity to work with diligent people that will stir this country out of the mismanagement of our beloved country currently prevailing under the current crop of PF leaders.
The lack of proper planning compounded by corruption that has been instituted by this Government leaves one appalled and disgusted to say the least. Service to the citizenry of this great Republic is not one of their objectives but to amass as much wealth as they can in the shortest time individually at the expense of the majority of Zambians most of whom are living in abject poverty.
I wish to also state that I have not resigned from the Patriotic Front, a party that i contributed enormously to see get into government in 2011 under the stewardship of the Late Michael Chilufya Sata MHSRIP. .
The PF leadership in their wise counsel have now embarked on a project to have my sit in Parliament be declared vacant and that the country should lose more money from a depleted treasury for a By Election in Kasama Central.
What is of irony is that this matter was raised in Parliament yesterday and the Honourable Mr Speaker responded that he had reserved ruling.
Opposition MPs also raised Points of Order in Parliament yesterday with regards opposition MPs that had associated themselves with the PF with Cabinet and Deputy Ministerial positions in Government, who in actual fact have been campaign managers for PF candidates in recent By Election and reference was made on the Late Hon Tentamashimba when Mr Speaker then declared his seat vacant when he associated with the MMD. This too Mr Speaker reserved his ruling.
My point here is I do not have a problem my seat being declared vacant as long as all the others that are enjoying the privilege, when their allegiances are questionable receive the same ruling by Mr Speaker.
The President of PF today said that my seat is vacant as I do not represent the PF, contradicting his Secretary General the infamous Davis Chama who yesterday said I was expelled from the Party sometime ago. So if I was expelled sometime ago, why then should the President say today that I have lost my seat. Again I say a confused lot.
The English adage WHATS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER or in my cousin’s dialect CHIWAMILA GALU KULUMA MBUZI.
To conclude for now I will still represent the people of Kasama Central and the novices that wish to challenge me in this constituency are in for a rude shock. Questionable characters that are donating motor vehicles instead of tangible projects that would be of value to the community.