Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has dismissed the move the NDC Consultant Chishimba Kambwili to report President Edgar Lungu and the PF to the Drug Enforcement Commission for money laundering.
Mr Kampyongo who is also PF National Youth Chairman said in an interview that Mr Kambwili is still living in denial after he was fired by President Lungu for corruption.
He said Mr Kambwili should be the last person to complain about lavish campaigns because Zambians have not forgotten how managed to charter Helicopters when campaigning for the PF in the last general elections.
“How can he even begin to question our source of funding as the PF today when just a few years ago he singlehandedly managed to hire Choppers to fly around and campaign for the same party and he hasn’t explained to the nation where he got that money from,” Mr Kampyongo said.
Mr Kampyongo also warned Mr Kambwili to desist from dragging the presidency into what he called petty politics.
“Hon. Kambwili is my big brother but let me offer him a friendly warning, that person he continues attacking occupies a very office in the land, the presidency and the presidency is protected by so many laws. So let him continue on this path and we shall deal with him. This time around he can faint all he would want but we will teach him a lesson,” Mr Kampyongo said.
He maintained that well-wishers are the ones that bankroll the party’s campaigns adding that there is no law that forbids political organizations from raising their own funds for party operations.
Mr Kambwili reported President Lungu to the DEC on Tuesday accusing him of engaging in money laundering activities
Mr. Kambwili, presented a letter of complaint to a Mr. Kelvin Silwimba, a Director at the Commission.
Mr Kambwili bases his accusations on the expensive political regalia associated with the PF.
The Roan MP has since named a number of Chinese Companies operating in Zambia whom he accused of financing most of the activities of the PF such as the branding of motor vehicles, the printing of T-shirts and other accessories.
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo confirmed that the Commission has received the complaint letter and it will be subjected to a study by Experts who will determine whether or not the matter raised by Mr. Kambwili, can be pursued further.