Patriotic Front (PF) Media Director Sunday insists that the Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD) president Charles Milupi has taken over UPND leadership because currently he chairs UPND National Management Committee meetings.
Chanda said in a statement that he wonders why and how the Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD) leader Charles Milupi, who is also a well-known United Party for National Development (UPND) sympathiser can have the audacity to declare himself leader of an alliance when he never did so before Hakainde Hichilema was arrested.
Chanda said Milupi also fails to deny the fact that he has been chairing UPND National Management Committee meetings in the absence of Hichilema.
He stated that Milupi has been chairing these meetings to the exclusion of Mrs. Mutale Nalumango who is National Chairperson, adding that Zambians have suspected that in the absence of Hichilema, neither Mrs. Nalumango nor GBM would be allowed by the real owners to lead the UPND because of its deeply embedded quota system.
Chanda further noted that it is common sense that while the UPND constitution states that in the absence of Hichilema and GBM, the party is to be headed by its national chairperson Nalumango, this cannot be true in practice, affirming that clearly Mrs Nalumango is not in charge of UPND affairs but Charles Milupi is presiding over UPND leadership.
“After President Michael Sata died, it was very clear who was running PF and that was Republican Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina then as National Chairperson of the Patriotic Front and her decisions were respected by all, including defiant Dr. Guy Scott. God Bless Zambia” Chanda said