Outspoken PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has advised UPND President Hakainde Hichilema to resign from active politics due to what she termed as old age.
Mr Hichilema recently celebrated his 52nd birthday anniversary.
But Mrs Phiri said Mr Hichilema used his young age when he first campaigned for the republican presidency which she says is no longer a factor because he has grown too old in politics now.
She said Mr Hichilema used to mock older politicians such as late President Michael Sata because of their advanced age but that now age has caught up with him.
‘He should step down on moral grounds. He has lost too many elections and he has now lost the young age factor which he used to sing about when he first came on the political scene, he doesn’t have the age factor anymore and he should now step down,’ Mrs Phiri said.
Mrs Phiri said most of the politicians in Zambia now are much younger than Mr Hichilema hence the need for him to step down on moral grounds.
‘When HH came into politics, I was just an ordinary member of the PF and I was much younger, now I have risen to the rank of Deputy Secretary General, this goes to show that time has gone for him and he should step aside and give room to younger politicians,’ she said.
‘He used to say Zambians should vote for him because he was from the computer age. Now everyone is able to use computers and HH doesn’t have any new message and so he should resign.’