National Revolution Party President Cosmo Mumba has launched a sensational attack on former State House Press Aide George Chellah accusing him of having contributed to the fall in the PF’s popularity during late President Michael Sata’s reign.
Speaking on Pan African Radio Off the Cuff radio programme, Mr Mumba said people like Mr Chellah made the late Sata unpopular because they misled him into making unpopular decisions.
Mr Mumba also claimed that State House officials such as Mr Chellah blocked a lot of people from accessing State House to see Mr Sata.
He said Mr Chellah is now stranded and he is walking around like a stray dog after his friends abandoned him.
Mr Mumba also warned serving PF Ministers against being pompous and big headed.
‘Where is George Chellah today, he is a loner. He is walking around like a stray dog. He used to block all of us from meeting President Sata at State House,’ Mr Mumba said.
He added, ‘Today’s Ministers need to learn from people like George Chellah. They need to open their doors to people from all walks of life. Those Ministries are there to serve the people, they need to be accessible,’ he said.
Mr Mumba said he had a healthy relationship with late President Sata but that he has found it difficult to meet President Edgar Lungu.
‘These people must be careful with power. I Appeal to all Ministers that let them open their doors to their offices. All Ministers should embrace people,’ he said.
The NRP leader suggested that there should no appointments when seeing a Government Minister.
‘My suggestion is that these Ministers should meet a minimum of 30 people per day, that way they will be able to serve the people better.’