Mulenga Sata says he has left his father’s party to hijackers

Mulenga Sata says he has left his father’s party to hijackers

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Lusaka Province Minister Mulenga Sata says he has resigned from the PF government to join the UPND and has left the PF to hijackers.

And Sata has since notified the speaker of the national assembly that he has vacated his nomination as Member of Parliament and resigned from his position as minister for Lusaka province.
And UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has said he is humbled by Sata’s decision to resign at a time when other Members of Parliament were calculating their gratuity.
Sata said he had a long reflection on the state of the nation and it was clear that President Lungu’s government has deviated from original PF ideals on development.
‘It is clear that the development set by the founding fathers of PF have been set aside,’ Sata said.
He said all Zambians witnessed the power struggle that ensued in the PF immediately President Sata died even before he was led to rest.
Mulenga said there was a systematic move to change the original PF as founding members where being kicked out and sidelined in preference to MMD members who insulted President Sata by raising the middle finger Dora)and those who tore to pieces the Presidential speech in Parliament (Kaingu)
He said he has left the PF to the hijackers who have taken over the original PF adding that the hijackers from the MMD were now at the command centre of the PF that they had despised.
Mulenga Sata charged that there was a disconnect between PF party structures on the ground and President Lungu and the morale of party members was at an all time low. He said the PF was no longer what it used to be.
He said in the PF he was only referred to as Michael Sata’s son when he has his own character and principles.
Sata pointed out that the economic situation was eroding by the day and the country was being plunged into a debt trap because of prestige projects that do not have benefits to the country.
He said the little economic strides that the country had achieved had been washed away under President Lungu’s government hence the need to bring in new visionary leaders to take the country out of the economic quagmire of PF policy inconsistencies and reversals.
Sata further charged that there was lack of good governance and clear separation of power as Permanent Secretaries were more political than ministers.
He said PF ministers were not seeing any immorality in them tendering for government contracts because of high levels of abuse of office.
Sata stressed that the country now needs a cadre of people with appropriate skills to tackle the economic challenges head on and Hakainde Hichilema and his team had the answer to the current problems.
He has thanked the UPND leader and party leadership for welcoming him adding that he was not coming with any pre-conditions.
And UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has said he is humbled by Sata’s decision to resign at a time when other Members of Parliament were calculating their gratuity.
Hichilema said the UPND was formed for all the people of Zambia and promised that once elected he will maintain an open door to state and listen to the Zambian people.
Hichilema has revealed that the UPND will soon hold a rally in Matero Township though the opposition was facing challenges to hold rallies because of the Public Order Act restrictions.
Other people who defected to the UPND included several MMD and PF councillors from Nalolo, Limulunga and Lukulu in Western Province and Chibombo and Keembe in Central Province While some PF members from Chongwe also defected to the UPND.
A Senior Head man from Chongwe was also part of the briefing at Chainama Hotel and urged the UPND leadership to soldier on and wondered why food prices were so high yet the country was producing its own food.
Meanwhile three Chiefs from Kalabo in Western Province also attended the briefing and urged the people in Lusaka not to vote for the PF government just like the entire Western Province will not vote for the PF.
Chief Nalweendo who was accompanied by two other chiefs said the PF was a failed government and complained that people in Kalabo are forced to sleep together with their cattle due to high crime and theft of animals as a result of economic challenges.

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