Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili says he is not interested in lining up for a beauty contest with UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba because he is a model.
On Tuesday, Mr Mwamba challenged Mr Kambwili to go for a beauty contest with me and allow women to choose who was better looking as he issued disparaging remarks directed at Mr Kambwili’ s physical appearance.
But Mr Kambwili said he will not take up the challenge because he is not a model but a politician and a servant of the people.
“I am not a model or a beautician. I am a politician and a servant of the people, I will not bring myself down to GBM’s level because the whole country can see that he is a low quality leader,” he said.
He said a man that indulges in insults proudly and calls for a beauty contest when he is aspiring to be the Vice President of a great nation cannot be taken seriously.
“If GBM is man enough I challenge him to a live television debate on national issues, such as the social economic and political situation in our country. I challenge him to address real issues that are affecting the nation, not his recent comic outbursts,” he said.
“I am not interested in modelling I am interested in improving the livelihood of the Zambian citizens. Since GBM feels like a challenge, let him come live on TV with me so that the nation can judge just how far his thinking goes.”
Mr Kambwili said he hopes and trusts that the UPND Vice President is not an ardent coward and is capable of articulating himself against me in front of the nation.