President Edgar Lungu has bribed Chief Mukobela of Namwala District and has given him the task of identifying areas in Namwala that can be rigged. So far Lungu and his hired chief have identified fishing camps as areas they can rig.
According people close to Lungu, the outgoing president has given Chief Mukobela more than K700,000 and bought him a brand new Ford Ranger vehicle registration number BAB 1057.
That is the same type of vehicle Lungu gave Cosmas Moono who defected to the PF after being left out on adoptions and is also the vehicle he gave former Namwala MP Richard Chizyuka and even the registration numbers are closely following each other.
Mukobela, who is being supervised by PF official Brian Hapunda, has been holding a number of planning meetings at his palace and has also been recruited to identify other traditional leaders in the province that can be bribed as well.
In the recent meeting held at his palace that ended around 02:00hrs, Chief Mukobela even summoned the returning officer for Namwala District by the name of Anderson Zulu and an OP official in the IT department only identified as Muyakani to identify polling stations that they would easily manipulate the results.
The returning officer identified fishing camps such as Shikosolwa, Chibonze, Kakuzu, Mandili all in Namwala District, which he said there would be no UPND officials to protect the vote on polling day .
In Itezhi Tezhi constituency, they identified places such as Kasaka, Kabanga, Mpombo, and Banamwaze along Kafue river in the fishing camps.
Lungu has also delivered through Brian Hapunda some laptop computers, fax and printing machines to the chief plus more than 200 bicycles.
Insiders say the OP has advised Lungu that the UPND will most likely pay more attention in voter protection in other regions of the country, and will be relaxed in their perceived strongholds and leave huge lapses that the PF can easily manipulate.
There are also areas around Siavonga, Gwembe, Sinazongwe, and Chirundu Districts of Southern Zambia bordering Zimbabwe that are being targeted.