Here is statement from Chellah who is India with his boss but pretending to be in UK: LONDON, Monday, February 3, 2014 – STATE HOUSE - UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is a morbid and queer man whose purpose to run for public office is anchored on vicious circles of tribalism and racism, slogans of hatred and death wishes for his political competitors.
Mr. Hichilema is an abominable leader who craves to see pain and anguish in others with the hope of getting to the top. This is typical of him, he is the proverbial ‘merchant of death’, the man who takes pride in wishing others ill or death.
Therefore, his utterances on the whereabouts of the President do not surprise us because when everybody including himself were on holiday with their families during the festive season and the Head of State was busy sacrificing by working through out this period, it never mattered to him. But now that the President has taken his vacation, he wants to infuse his cheap schemes to gain political mileage out of a genuine moment of rest for the Head of State.
We thank God the Zambian people don’t see him going far and have realized that his divisive politics of hate, tribalism and racism pays no dividends and are now shunning him. Indeed, Mr. Hichilema is a frightened little man who has realized that he is carrying the burning sun on his back especially with the UPND’s dwindling political fortunes, but wants to disguise his leadership failures through reckless, alarming and abdominal utterances over the President’s health.
We urge him to stop being childish and petty-minded. His attempt to engage the Presidency on trivial demands like whether the President is indeed in the United Kingdom or not, barely 24 hours after State House confirmed is out rightly ridiculous. This level of self- centeredness and desperation should be avoided by leaders especially those seeking public office. We must respect our systems of governance instead of embarrassing ourselves on the international platform through such empty and petty political discourse.
Issued by: GEORGE CHELLAH SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS