In Chilanga, it was the UPND that picked an iffy candidate. For Lusaka Mayor, it is the PF. Gosh, Miles Sampa! He represents all we have come to detest in Zambian politicians, the ideological emptiness and self-interest that is hurting the country. Just consider this: in 3 years or so, this guy has gone from wanting to be Republican President under the PF, to forming his own party and then entering an alliance with Elias Chipimo’s NAREP. That alliance was still-born because, before it could make a sound, Miles was off to make another alliance with the UPND. There, he was just dead weight. In this period of jumping from political branch to political branch, he told us how bad he thought Edgar Lungu was. Well, that Edgar wrangled his way back into State House and, in no time, Miles was publicly humiliating himself – kneeling before the Kateka looking very much like he was making mwinsula ndi muntu wenu napapata, noises. He reportedly even advised Chishimba Kambwili to think twice about leaving the PF because he had found out that Edgar Lungu is oxygen. PF, for its part, seemed to quite enjoy watching Miles grovel and chose to use him to teach others a lesson. So they kept him on ice. Now, having fully broken the man, to where he has very little public respect, PF say – Lusaka, here is your Mayor🙆♀.