UPND Vice President Geofrey Mwamba has vowed not to abandon incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.
In a statement, Mr Mwamba said he is not a political prostitute like many other politicians.
His statement comes after a series of news articles in the Daily Nation purporting that Mr Mwamba has fled Zambia and abandon Mr Hichilema.
Below is Mr Mwambwa’s full statement
Let them speculate, that’s their wish, I am not a political prostitute like many other politicians,
I can prove my point. I didn’t abandon Late Sata when he was at his lowest moment politically and economically, I stood by him up to the time he achieved what he wanted to be, President, even now, I ll not abandon my president H H despite His incarceration by Edgar’s P F/ M M D regime on tramped up charges,
This is a scheme they have come up with to distabilize our party which will not succeed at all.
My appeal to you all our members and supporters is to remain steadfast, focused and loyal to the president and the party as your leadership is still intact.
I m still H H’s vice and shall never abandon him, COME RAIN COME SUNSHINE.
Comrades, this is a passing phase. We shall overcome not too long from now.
Lastly, I wish to state that my loyalty is still to President H H, long live H H, long live UPND and long live the Zambian people