Newly appointed Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has failed to show the relevance of his politics to the Zambian people by launching unwarranted attacks on the PF administration.
Sakeni who is also information and Broadcasting Minister says Hichilema’s bitterness is manifesting through his words and actions.
He says the UPND leader again shamelessly paraded his bitterness to the media who are by now getting bored with his monotonous press briefings.
Sakeni said attempts by Hichilema to divert government’s attention from the real issues have failed and his bitterness and frustrations are now beginning to manifest.
He said this in a statement released to the media in Lusaka on Wednesday.
Sakeni says government will not waste time responding to what he termed egotistic ranting of a bitter man.
He said Mr Hichilema’s lie that President Sata is travelling frequently is embarrassing.
Mr Sakeni says President Sata has spent more time at home addressing the challenges left by the misrule of the former regime.
He says Mr Hichilema’s attacks on his fellow opposition are a result of even more bitterness because he has only managed to recruit MMD president Nevers Mumba to his bitter gang.
Mr Sakeni says Zambians are finding Mr Hichilema’s claims amusing especially his futile attempts to make people believe that the UPND is growing.
He said Mr Hichilema’s tribal and bitter approach to national matters will shred his political fortunes even before the 2016 general elections.
Mr Sakeni has urged Zambians to ignore Mr Hichilema’s poisonous hatred and bitterness as this will not take the country anywhere.
He has called on all Zambians to continue their support to the PF government in its efforts to address the problems left by the former regime.