UPND vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba has advised president Edgar that intimidating political opponents will not help him in any way.
Commenting on his arrest the man popularly know as GBM posted the following on his facebook:
I wish to take this opportunity to update you on the events that happened yesterday (Friday) relative to the interviews that I had with the Police in Kasama.
It was alleged that I acting with persons unknown assaulted two unknown ladies in Senior Chief Mwambas area although the said victims are not residents of Mwamba area.
After the interview I was subsequently charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm. As a result I was paraded before the Kasama Magistrate court wherever I denied the charges on 7th August 2015.
However, I was granted bail with two working sureties in their own recognizance of K 3000 each and a further K 5000 in my own recognizance.
The case has been adjourned to 28th September 2015 for trial.
In the same vein I wish to reiterate my earlier advise to President Lungu that the clock is ticking and he better put his house in order and stop intimidating and persecuting his perceived political foes. It is said that what goes around comes around and if you live by the sword you will perish by the sword.
For us in UPND our resolve is to inform the citizenry on the mismanagement of our country by the current PF government and no amount of intimidation and persecution will deter us from our agenda to form Government and liberate our people from poverty and poor service delivery.
The PF government’s failure to control the dwindling economy is a source of worry to us the UPND and the general public. President Lungu should know that I am not a pushover.I fear nobody but God only, the creator of mankind.
I therefore wish to appeal to all well meaning Zambians to support the UPND to remove this failed government by voting en masse in the the forthcoming parliamentary By elections in Kasama Central Constituency in the next few months and the 2016 Presidential and General elections.
Long live fellow Zambians and may God bless you all.