The opposition Forum for Democracy and Development FDD has questioned the logic behind president Michael Sata’s claims that the opposition UPND wanted to hijack him.
FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said the statement by the president is an indication that the people surrounding him have failed and a sign that he needs help
“As FDD we find the statement by the president that UPND wanted to hijack him very, very unfortunate and an indication that the people managing the president have really failed to manage to him,” said Mr. Mwanza.
Mr Mwanza noted that it was unfortunate that the president can make himself a spectacle of drama and comedy in such a manner as everyone in the country knows that the president is the commander in-chief of the armed forces and is in control of all the armed forces in the country as well as law enforcement agencies which he could have used to bring the alleged criminals to book.
“It is very unfortunate that the president can make a spectacle of drama and comedy in such a fashion because all of us know that the president is the commander in-chief of the armed forces in the country so if he has information that some people wanted to abduct or hijack him then why not use the law enforcement agencies to bring the alleged criminals to book instead of issuing alarming statements in public,” said Mr. Mwanza.
He said,” President Sata really needs help because the people managing him do not care how he conducts himself either in public or private.”
Mr. Mwanza further said it is embarrassing that the president has continues conduct himself in a manner not befitting that of the head of state as he continues to make himself a spectacle whenever he appears in public.
Called on the people managing the president to ensure that the president is restrained from making such wild statements in public.