Ruling PF National Youth Chairman Steven Kampyongo has warned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema not to dare the PF youths over political violence.
Mr Kampyongo who is also Local Government Minister said Mr Hichilema’s statement in Mpika yesterday accusing him of having master minded the Shiwangandu attacks on the UPND team is provocative.
He said the PF youths can easily crush any attacks from the UPNF because it has a large membership compared to the opposition party.
“Let Mr Hichilema not dare me, we are too many for them, they are just a small party and we can easily crush them if they dare us,” Mr Kampyongo told a news briefing as party youths cheered him on.
Mr Kampyongo denied accusations that he was behind the attacks on the UPND campaign team.
Mr Kampyongo is immediate past Member of Parliament for Shiwangandu said it was unfair for Mr Hichilema to point him out as having orchestrated the attacks on the UPND campaign team.
He said the UPND easily attracts violence because the party is provocative in its nature.
“Just look at their colour Red. They are so much in love with blood. Everything about them is Red because they like blood,” he said.
Mr Kampyongo alleged that Mr Hichilema has picked up on what he called the savage language associated with his running mate Geoffrey Mwamba.
“Ever since Mr Hichilema started hanging around with GBM, his language has changed. He is now using the savage language which he has copied from GBM.”
He appealed to PF youths not to react to any provocation from the UPND saying the party does not want to shed any blood.
UPND campaigns in Shiwangandu were disrupt after PF cadres violently attacked the UPND team and threw stones and other missiles at a UPND helicopter in an attempt to force it not to land.