Responding to rumours started by the PF, UPND vice president Geoffrey Mwamba says the PF has put Zambia in abject poverty and that nothing will ever make him go back to that party.
There is ongoing anger and bitterness in PF at GBM’ s decision to take up the position of vice-president and most likely be running mate to Hakainde Hichilema. Despite outward pretences, the PF knows and in private admit that GBM has caused ‘damage’ to PF especally in the northern parts of the country. Last year, the UPND won its first local government by-election in Kasama just after GBM defected to UPND.
Below is the statement by GBM:
I would not normally respond to rumours but I am forced to depart from this norm because remaining silent may be construed as consent.
In the past few days the rumour mill has generated a story that I have or will resign from the UPND as I have intentions of going back to the Patriotic Front.
Let me categorically state and this is official that no iota of me desires to return to the PF, a party that has in a short lifespan sent the Zambian people into extreme abject poverty never seen in this country’s existence.
As a sane person how would I leave a progressive party such as the UPND that has the programs and strategies that would emancipate us from the lack of direction and plans of the PF.
The PF has failed the Zambian people, and in desperation they have now began to use methods that they intend to confuse the Zambians by running a propaganda and malicious campaign on unsubstantiated issues and hope that some of us will look like we have no morals and are job seekers.
I entered politics to serve the people and not for my benefit and I joined and accepted the position of Vice President Administration of this great party and will remain so until the party decides otherwise.
My position is that nothing will make me leave UPND ,and for PF? What a fallacy. Not a party that has no focus and no love for the people they are supposed to serve. A sinking titanic indeed.
Hear it from me, I have not and do not intend to resign from the UPND and will work tirelessly to ensure that the party forms government come August 2016. So all haters sorry.