Vice President Guy Scott has told Mansa residents that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema does not think.
And Scott has president Michael Sata has surpassed former presidents Fredrick Chiluba and Levy Mwanawasa in terms of performance.
Scott was speaking in Mansa on Saturday when he addressed a rally to drum up support for the PF candidate Chitalu Chilufya in the 22 November Mansa central by election.
Scott eulogized Sata claiming he has surpassed the record of former Presidents Fredick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda.
He went ahead to spill verbal attacks on Hichilema without speaking about any plans his government has for Mansa.
“I have been in politics with Michael Sata for 23 years and if he was not that good I could not have been with him all this long, he beats all the other Presidents Chiluba, Mwanawasa and Rupiah (he did not say anything about Kenneth Kaunda!), so don’t entertain other people like HH who talk and then think,” said Scott.
But UPND vice president Dr. Caniscius Banda has advised the PF to restrain from politics of insults as the style will not develop Zambia.
He has advised Scott to tell the people of Mansa why the price of maize is going up; why government has failed the agriculture sector and many problems the country is facing.
“The PF must know that insulting Mr. Hichilema will not heal the problems the PF has caused on Zambia, both Mr. Sata and Dr. Scott are cultivating a bad culture in the young people. While in Mansa I would advise him to explain the removal of subsidy on fuel and mealie meal, let him tell the people why the mines are laying off people, he must explain the continued shift in policy and instability of his government, insulting Mr. Hichilema who as a free citizen is enjoying his rights to participate in politics will not win the PF elections,” he said.
And a village headman who sought anonymity advised Scott from bringing the two dead Presidents into politics as it was against the African and Zambian culture. The traditional leader added that the two former leaders were dead and defenseless. He said Dr. Scott’s utterances are offensive to the people of Luapula province where Chiluba originated.