Republican President Edgar Lungu has accused UPND running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba GBM is a hijacker of political parties.
Speaking at a rally in what maybe considered Mr Mwamba’s back yard, Kasama, Mr Lungu said GBM is a politician who joins political parties with a view of hijacking them for his personal gain.
The President explained that in 2006 GBM was in MMD and after losing the to Given Lubinda in Kabwata he joined PF with a view of being adopted as their candidate in the parliament by-election in Kasama Central following the resignation of Dr Saviour Chishimba, to which he was adopted on PF ticket.
He said GBM while in PF as Minister of Defence always promoted his own interest to enrich himself.
“Late President Michael Sata severally counselled GBM to slow down because he could not succeed him while he was still alive. After his intentions to succeed Mr Sata failed he resigned as a Minister. Following the death of Mr Sata he came to be PF Presidential candidate but thumped in and went to joined UPND.
“His intention is to hijack UPND after August 11, 2016 General elections when we beat them from Hakainde Hichilema. But he is a bully who enjoys hooliganism and hate speech. He is boastful but is that a leader you want to preside over you,” he said.
President Lungu said that leadership is not about the belly but the brains and relying on people for advice.
“The economy will soon improve. Zambian economy is linked to global economy. The economy globally is improving Zambia shall be stable again.
“We are determined to give Zambians clean drinking water and hospital in the peripherals in order to simplify their welfare,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has promised to construct a University and a stadium in Kasama district in Northern Province.
Speaking when he addressed a rally at Kasama gold club this afternoon, president Lungu has also promised to upgrade Kasama General Hospital.
President Lungu also promised to upgrade Mumba Basic in Chambeshi area in Malole constituency in Mungwi district into a secondary school.
Mr. Lungu has also promised to rehabilitate the Chambeshi -Mumba-Mungwi road.
Speaking when addressing a public rally held at Mumba Basic School grounds today, President Lungu says the road once done will play an economic role in the transportation of rice and other agro-produce that are grown in the area.
He further promised to electrify the area and have communication towers erected in the next five years.
First Lady Esther Lungu has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to consider appointing people with disability as Ministers if he is reelected in next month’s elections.
Mrs Lungu says there is need to prove that disability is not inability by encouraging progress towards disability issues.
She is optimistic that if President Lungu wins the August elections, she will continue helping the vulnerable and needy in society.