Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has challenged the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) Deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu to preach non-violence messages to his leadership during this year’s election campaign.
In the news monitored on QFM Mr. Kabimba pointed out that Mr Nyangu is claiming to be upright when he has failed to condemn the insults that the MMD leadership has been attributing to his party president Michael Sata.
He said it is surprising that Mr Nyangu said he will report Mr. Sata to Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for allegedly insulting President Rupiah Banda during his campaigns in Eastern Province.
Mr. Kabimba noted that it is prudent for Mr Nyangu to put his house in order before taking the matter to ECZ adding that he should instead lecture President Banda against insulting Sata.
He said it is highly hypocritical for Mr Nyangu to claim that Mr Sata has been issuing insulting statement when President Banda has been attacking Mr Sata in an abusive manner.
The PF secretary General said the MMD was afraid of losing the next month’s general elections hence they have resorted to desperate measures.
On Monday Mr Nyangu said the ruling party would write to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to complain about the insults Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata and Mr Given Lubinda have been issuing during their campaigns in the Eastern Province against the ruling party’s parliamentary candidates.
And in Mazabuka, some PF cadres allegedly stormed former PF ward chairperson Wamunyima Mubiyalelwa’s house with intent to attack him following his decision to defect to the ruling MMD.
Mr Nyangu has said the PF leadership is encouraging people to resort to electoral violence ahead of the September 20 elections.
“It has come to the party’s attention that the PF delegation currently in Eastern Province is encouraging electoral violence. The PF delegation led by its leader Michael Sata has launched its campaign based on insults.