PATRIOTIC FRONT (PF) President Michael Sata has claimed that he is ready to serve as vice-president of PF-UPND pact if UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is chosen as president of the pact.
But spokesperson for PF rebel MPs Peter Machungwa said it would be a mark of naivety for anyone to believe that Mr Sata would accept to be vice-president.
Mr Sata said in Lusaka yesterday on HOT fm Radio’s hot seat programme that he has no problem being vice-president of the pact because positions are not his preoccupation.
“Why not be vice-president…positions are not my priority, we are concerned about the welfare of the people,” he said.
And Mr Sata has accused rebel MPs from PF and UPND of being scared of the pact forming Government in the 2011 elections.
He said some MPs are worried of the PF-UPND pact forming Government hence soliciting to be pro MMD and speaking ill of the pact.
“Some MPs are very worried on where they will be when the pact forms Government hence soliciting to stand on the MMD ticket through speaking bad about the pact, they know that 2011 is very near,” he said.
Mr Sata cited PF rebel MPs from Luapula Province as some of those who are pro MMD.
But Dr Machungwa said it would be a mark of naivety for anyone to believe that Mr Sata would accept to be vice-president.
Dr Machungwa said the statement is a political gimmick and that Mr Sata will spring a surprise on Mr Hichilema who he, for now, wants to dupe into believing that he can be made president.
He said instead of making assumptions, Mr Sata must categorically state who is going to be president of the Pact.
Dr Machungwa said Mr Sata is hallucinating by insinuating that the rebel MPs are scared of the possibility of the pact forming government next year.
He said it is infact Mr Sata who is has his figurative tail between his legs because he knows that he will never rule Zambia.