United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has accused PF Secretary General Davies Chama of attempting to assassinate his party’s candidate in the Mulobezi constituency parliamentary by-election Hastings Sililo.
Briefing journalists this morning on the Mulobezi political violence, Mr Hakainde said Mr. Chama aimed at shooting the UPND candidate when he allegedly fired his gun, but ended up hitting an innocent person who is now in hospital nursing a gunshot wound.
Mr. Hichilema said it is unfortunate that Mr. Chama’s driver is the one has been implicated in the shooting when it was Mr. Chama who allegedly discharged more than five bullets from his firearm.
Mr. Hichilema said the violence in Mulobezi was perpetrated by the ruling PF contrary to reports in some sections of the media that it was the UPND which instigated the violence.
He has since challenged Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani to tell the nation why Mr.Chama was not arrested and his gun released after it was confiscated following the shooting incident.
Mr. Hichilema said President Edgar Lungu ought to know that he will be judged harshly when he leaves office for failing to govern the people of Zambia as expected.He added that there is no doubt now that the PF are serious about reverting Zambia to a one party state.
Speaking at the same event, Friends of Edgar Lungu Director Emmanuel Chilekwa who recently defected to the UPND, has challenged the PF Secretary General to tell the nation the source of the 150 vehicles the ruling party recently imported into the country.
Mr. Chilekwa has alleged that part of the recent loan contracted from China is meant to be used for the PF campaigns for 2016 general elections.He said President Edgar Lungu will be answerable to the people of Zambia when he leaves office.