Solwezi East MMD MP, Lucky Mulusa has disclosed that President Sata called him to State House and offered him a ministerial job which he turned down.
Speaking on Sunday night’s Muvi TV programme, Mr. Mulusa used the interview to expose President Sata’s penchant to cause unnecessary and costly by-elections as one meant only to boost PF numbers in Parliament.
“I felt insulted by the offer because it was not even in line with my profession and convictions and just imagine, it would have meant another by-election,”
“Yes, Mr. Sata called me to his office and offered me a deputy ministerial job at Gender, it was all about beefing up the PF numbers in Parliament,” he disclosed.
Mr. Mulusa further disclosed that PF’s petitions against opposition MPs was “the silver bullet” being used to chock and blackmail parliamentarians and force them to cross the floor.
He said the ruling party was approaching MPs who were laden with legal and other costs and offering them to lift their burden if they quit MMD to join PF.
“Just look at Gabriel Namulambe’s court case on corruption, it has gone quiet ever since he joined PF,” charged Mulusa.
He said he felt sorry for MPs who were weak and without principles as they had fallen for the PF bait to hit them at their weakest.