The Forum for Progressive Politics (FPP) has described Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata’s statement to report President Rupiah Banda to United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) organisations over his parentage as rubbish.
FPP Secretary General Charles Kafumbu says the PF is being pet by diverting people’s attention from real issues that could uplift their living standards.
Mr. Kafumbu noted that it is unfortunate that the PF leader camped in Eastern Province to dig out more information about President Banda instead of addressing the real issues of development.
He wondered whether Mr Sata‘s actions are what the Zambians need.
On Tuesday PF threatened to write to the Southern African Developing community SADC, the African Union AU and the United Nation UN on whether the ruling MMD should go ahead and field President Rupiah Banda as its presidential candidate.
PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba said that the party wrote to the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) to intervene in the matter of President Rupiah Banda’s parentage and his eligibility as candidate in the 2008 presidential elections as well as the forthcoming general elections but wonders why LAZ has been mute about the matter.
Mr. Sata has also maintained that Mr Banda is a foreigner as his mother hails from Zimbabwe.