Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka this morning shortly after she returned from Mansa, Ms. Nawakwi noted that if it happens that he loses an election he can use his authority not to accept defeat and command the defence system to act according to his instructions.
“He receives security briefs from the Intelligence System, from Zambia Army, Air Force and ZNS (Zambia National Service) because of his in charge of all those wings. He will be using that over all of us. We need a level playing field,” she stressed.
In the second option, Ms. Nawakwi has demanded that Acting President Guy Scott uses his authority as Acting President to relive Mr. Lungu off his duties he does not step down.
She said on the contrary people saying Dr. Scott cannot fire any appointment made by late President Sata have gotten it wrong because Dr. Scott already holds that office and has to act to keep the peace of the country.
“If anything happened today to Guy Scott, but God forbid! Then Edgar Lungu stands a better chance to take over as Acting President. And looking at the use of his positions as Justice and Defence Minister and his recent conducts, he can even cancel elections this coming January.
She said Dr. Scott should act because Mr. Lungu is having an unfair advantage over the opponents in the Presidential race.
And the opposition leader has predicted that the nation is headed for an economic crisis where citizens will start cueing for commodities due to excessive borrowing.
She noted that the PF government’s huge borrowing is landing the country into a serious economic crisis that has taken the country to having huge international depts.
“The PF has borrowed even more than the KK (Kenneth Kaunda) government. As I speak now, they are busy borrowing.”The FDD President said.