Traitor Taima now admits and says Solwezi not fertile for PF

Traitor Taima now admits and says Solwezi not fertile for PF

RICHARD Taima says people in Solwezi feel that he was dribbled by the PF leadership.
In an interview, Taima, who is former Solwezi-East member of parliament and commerce deputy minister, said the PF should work hard to win the Solwezi-East parliamentary by-election because the ground is not too fertile in the area.
The PF is fielding Peter Ilunga for the July, 25 by-election.
Taima said the PF would face resistance because the people in Solwezi-East feel that he was dribbled in the race to re-contest the seat.
“It is sad. I have learnt that they (PF) have started on a hard note in that people on the ground still seem to be reacting strongly. That was of course expected in any campaign that you can start on a hard note. But all you need is to work very hard as PF. I am very sure that as we move on, the ground will soften and we will get there,” he said. “Up to now, it still remains unclear why I did not participate in the race. It is not just unclear to the people of Solwezi-East but I think to many others at national level. That is why there have been a lot of speculations in both print and electronic media.”
Taima said he was not bitter with anyone as his defection from the MMD to join the PF was in the interest of the people in Solwezi-East.
“The fact that the start of campaigns for the PF candidate Peter Ilunga is somewhat hard should not be misinterpreted to mean, as I seem to be learning very unfortunately, that I have influenced anyone. Neither have I ordered anyone to tell people not to come along and support Peter Ilunga. I can never do that because I am not bitter. But I have to emphasise that we need to work very hard,” said Taima.
The Solwezi-East by-election was caused by Taima, who defected from MMD to join PF.

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