Dante Saunders is a frustrated critique who failed to get a job from PF-Chumbwe
The Patriotic Front in Lusaka province is disappointed with the continued attack on President Michael Sata and the PF government by political analyst Dante Saunders.
PF Lusaka Province Chairperson Geoffrey Chumbwe said the incessant and ill-informed criticism on government and President Sata by Mr Saunders is an embarrassment to himself and the people he is purporting to be supporting.
Mr Chumbwe said in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today that Mr Saunders is not capable of offering genuine criticism because he was bitter and frustrated that he failed to get a job in the PF administration.
He said the PF has been reluctant to respond to Mr Saunders ranting because it is well aware that the motives behind his criticisms were not national but rather selfish and personal.
He said the political analyst conveniently aligned himself to President Sata’s election campaign for the 2011 general elections in the hope of snatching a job.
Mr Chumbwe charged that when his tactics backfired and did not yield the desired results, Mr Saunders got frustrated and has now turned himself into an official critique of the PF government.
He said it is not the PF government’s fault that Mr Saunders is ill-fitted for the progressive agenda that President Sata’s government is vigorously pursuing, saying if Mr Saunders was useful, he would have found space in the current administration.
The Lusaka PF Chairperson also charged that Mr Saunders has nothing to showcase as his achievements, adding that the PF government is not in the habit of awarding jobs to people who cannot make any meaningful contribution to improve the welfare of the Zambian people.
Mr Saunders has been an all round critique of President Sata’s government, criticising government policies and programmes at any given chance he finds.