Democratic Front (DF) leader Miles Sampa says his decision and that of former vice president Guy Scott to support the UPND in the forthcoming elections guarantees President Edgar Lungu’s first round defeat.
He says the ruling PF has realized that he is more popular than President Edgar Lungu especially in provinces such the Copperbelt.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Mr. Sampa says this why his political activities on the Copperbelt are restricted.
And Mr. Sampa has described as fake yesterday’s purported defections of his party members to the ruling Patriotic Front.
Mr. Sampa says the purported defections are a sign of desperation on the part of the ruling PF.
He has since challenged the ruling PF to produce certificates of appointment of those it is claiming have defected.
Meanwhile Mr. Sampa has explained that his party’s alliance with the UPND is based on what he thinks late President Michael Sata would have done.
Mr. Sampa says having learnt from late President Sata’s school of politics, he recalls that the late President at one point went into an alliance with the opposition UPND.