THE United Party for National Development (UPND) will continue to fantasize its popularity and dreaming about winning the general elections in August this year and it is a sheer waste of time to talk about the party, the Patriotic Front (PF) has charged.
PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri the UPND would continue being in the opposition for a long time to come because the party had completely failed to attract and convince Zambians about what they would be able to deliver.
She said some politicians in the country had adopted politics of the belly philosophy and would therefore continue jumping from one political party to another to survive.
“We can talk about Bob Sichinga who has rejoined the UPND, and he was once Minister of Agriculture during the late President Sata’s time and what is it that he can cheat the people of Zambia about the UPND?
‘‘He left the UPND because he believed it was tribal and now he has gone back to the same political party he branded tribal. Mr Sichinga failed to perform when he was given the opportunity to serve Zambians and has jumped to the UPND thinking that the opposition party is forming government this year,” Mrs Phiri said.
She said those who were under the PF government should be the last people to talk ill about the ruling party because they were given opportunities to serve the people of Zambia but failed.
She said the ruling party was not shaken by statements that the opposition UPND would by May rule the Copperbelt and alleging that PF Members of Parliament would join the UPND.
Mrs Phiri said UPND had been talking about the same things, forgetting that Zambians through the ballot had continued to prove them wrong.
“Is it not the same UPND that in January 2015 presidential elections had the opportunity to campaign when the PF only campaigned for 21 days and won the election? Let them keep on dreaming and talking about it is a sheer waste of time because popularity will be evidenced by the ballot on August 11, 2016,” she said.