I am appalled by the persistent unprofessional reporting by the Zambia Daily Mail pertaining to calls by so-called UPND cadres who are agitating that I be appointed Vice President and running mate to President Hakainde Hichilema in the presidential elections to be held on the 11th day of August, 2016.
The Zambia Daily Mail has deliberately ignored to get a statement from me pertaining to the mischievous and malicious stories they have been running. Let it be known that a running mate to President Hakainde Hichilema shall be chosen as per procedures of the party and that I am not one of those interested in the position of running mate.
My goal and interest is to ensure that the UPND and Hakainde Hichilema forms government in August 2016. We are aware that the so-called UPND cadres are in fact PF cadres sponsored by one disgraced known PF conman who was once a member of the UPND.
The intention of the PF is to malign me and bring the nauseating stench of tribalism to the fore, with a view to disadvantage UPND in the next elections.
The PF leadership is aware that they are losing the elections in August 2016 and they believe that the last straw they can cling to is tribalism.
I urge all right thinking Zambians to ignore the calls being made to make me Vice President and running mate with the contempt it deserves. The positions of Vice President are adequately occupied by upright men who are serving our party diligently.
Jack Jacob Mwiimbu
Chairman – Legal