Defence Minister, Geoffrey Mwamba has released another statement attacking United party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema. According to the Statement, Mr Mwamba claims that Prof Clive Chirwa has vindicated PF’s views on HH.
Below is the full statement.
28 August 2012
Prof. Chirwa vindicates PF – GBM
The revelations by Professor Clive Chirwa that Hakainde Hichilema’s attacks on President Michael Sata are derived from bitterness and envy do not surprise, but rather vindicate us as the PF. We have stated before, and state here again, that Mr. Hichilema has no ounce of care for this country and all his criticisms and machinations to sabotage the work of the PF government are a result of anger, bitterness, hatred and shameless envy of PF’s meteoric rise.
Professor Chirwa is speaking with the full insight and knowledge of someone who has worked closely with Mr. Hichilema and his comments must be taken with the seriousness and respect they deserve because, having been inside the UPND, the Professor has watched with horror and shock, the levels Mr. Hichilema can go to, in his self-interested and envious pursuit of power.
A few days ago we stated, and we now maintain, that many some UPND MPs have expressed desire to work with the PF government. We believe the confirmation of this fact from Professor Chirwa’s revelations is very clear.
Mr. Hichilema- the chief Apostle of bitterness and tribalism- only listens to himself. Prior to the 2011 elections, Professor Chirwa advised this gentleman to accept that the UPND was a junior partner in the failed pact and that PF was capable of winning the elections on its own, a fact which materialised much to the embarrassment and anger of our fellow countryman.
It is this failure to rise above selfish interests, bitterness and envy that has helped Mr. Hichilema to tragically kill what should have been a credible opposition party had he not kidnapped the UPND into his bedroom of tribalism and greed.
In 2006 Mr. Hichilema anointed himself as leader of the opposition alliance called UDA, and heavily cost them the elections by securing a paltry 25% votes.
Two years later, this figure drastically reduced to 19.7% in 2008, and further reduced to 18% in 2011. Despite this empirical show of his declining fortunes, our troubled brother Mr. Hichilema still wants to insist that he is very popular in a very rare display of ridiculous delusions never seen among political human species.
Contrast Mr. Hichilema’s self inflicted declining fortunes with the meteoric rise of the Patriotic front, a party that has gained at every elections, and you will get a very clear explanation of where the bitterness and hatred we speak about, and now confirmed by Professor Clive Chirwa, is coming from in Mr. Hichilema.
Even the credibility of the people that the UPND is now recruiting is a serious indictment on Mr. Hichilema’s leadership and political judgment.
Mr. Hichilema is delusional if he thinks grabbing headlines for mischief is making him well-liked. Before he gets preoccupied with the issue of popularity Mr. Hichilema has a greater task of sanitizing himself from bitterness, envy and tribalism.
Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba
Minister of Defence