Senior chief Mwanachingwala says the failed attempt by Patriotic Front to stop President Rupiah Banda from contesting elections next month is criminal.
In an interview with the Watchdog, Mwanachingwala said the PF leader Michael Sata has once again shown his desire to have the country’s security compromised.
Mwanachingwala who is pro President Banda, said voting for Sata and the PF will be taking Zambia back because the leadership of the PF has failed to show maturity in the manner it handles issues of governance and national security.
“It is total phobia in the PF, the intention is what I have questioned and have told my subjects that it is criminal, why bring up issues of parentage this time when people are looking forward to vote, I know Sata and voting for him will be the biggest mistake Zambia will ever make in history,” he said.
He said Sata’s interest was to disturbilise the nation ahead of the election by bringing in issues which are not necessary, untruthful and distorted facts to the people, adding that it is ridiculous to see Sata and the PF bring out issues of parentage now when he’s been Republican President for over two years.
“It is shameful for politicians to think that Zambians are easily swayed over nothing, Zambians are aware of what happened in the Chiluba government where Dr. Kaunda was stopped from contesting on issues of parentage and now he wants to use the same tactic on
President Banda but it has failed,” he said.
Mwanachingwala said Sata’s intention was criminal and aimed at destabilizing the country ahead of the election a situation he said should be condemned by all peace loving Zambians.
“He wants to repeat what he did with Chiluba on Kaunda but this time it has failed, even the people advising Sata should be ashamed because this is the only time when Sata is supposed to be busy campaigning for presidency which he won’t be,” he said.
And Chief Mwanachingwala says President Banda should be allowed to run for the second term of office to complete his developmental programmes for Zambia.
He said the good leadership of President Banda has attracted increased investments both locally and overseas.
“We are talking about Zambia being among the middle income countries, what else do we want from leadership, our friends in other countries are battling with the economy but with us here it is progressing well so why do you want to bring in people who have even failed to announce
candidates adopted to run the affairs of the nation? This is serious lets us look beyond 2011.”