FDD President Edith Nawakwi has accused the UPND of going round the country and telling people that the two parties are working together and will form an alliance ahead of the August elections.
Speaking shortly after a private meeting with the NGOCC Ms Nawakwi said some members of UPND especially some “crooked” MPs from Southern Province are telling people that they will go in an alliance when it is not true.
She said the UPND were feeling the heat in Southern Province which they think is their bedroom but that wherever they go these days the people in the province are telling them that they want a woman President.
She explained that the people in the province have realised that voting for the same people has not helped them in any way and that they have seen the progressive ideas of her party hence their eagerness to vote for FDD.
She also wondered why “her brothers” were falling over each to form alliances as if the 50%+1 vote was a new thing in the country, adding her party has the clause in the party constitution and that she become party President after a rerun because there was no clear winner in the first round.
She said the clause is there to help the country have a President chosen by the majority of the people and that it is not a blessing for unholy alliances made for the sake of forming government.