The opposition UPND says it will not be swayed by the Patriotic Front in strategizing how to end poverty and suffering among Zambians.
Party Secretary General Stephen Katuka says while the PF manifesto and strategies are now that of dismantling the UPND and fixing Mr. Hichilema, the UPND leadership will continue strategizing on ending hunger and poverty in the country.
Commenting of statements quoting their Former Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba and PF Secretary General Davies Mwila both saying they want to dismantle the UPND and fix Mr. Hichilema, Mr. Katuka said strategizing for Zambia is cardinal and more urgent than ever before because it dwells on the survival of Zambians.
If by fixing Mr. Hichilema and the UPND addresses the economic challenges Zambians are facing, the UPND, wholeheartedly welcomes the new PF manifesto of making Mr. Hichilema their favourite breakfast show topic
Mr. Katuka said the problems affecting Zambians is not Mr. Hichilema and as UPND, they are more preoccupied in finding solutions to the PF created debt mountain.
He said the UPND is also preoccupied in finding solutions to unpaid Zampost workers, Council workers, National Housing Authority employees, plus no money in people’s pockets, unreasonable taxes, corruption among top government officials, joblessness among youth, closure of CBU, unpaid farmers, among other issues that require strategizing, than personal feuds based on character assassination.
He expressed hope that citizens especially the youth and women, are all seeing what matters the most to the PF officials as opposed to development, education and health.
Mr. Katuka said Mr. Hichilema gave a very respectable and dignified message of farewell to the former Vice President which has so far been well respected by the party structures and the country at large.
He said Mr. Hichilema realises that his friendship with Mr. Mwamba went beyond politics and included families of both and that is why he has been magnanimous by maintaining a respectable distance from the howling and bawling of GBM.
Mr. Katuka however said that if by fixing Mr. Hichilema and the UPND will address the economic challenges Zambians are facing, the UPND, wholeheartedly welcome the new PF manifesto of making Mr. Hichilema their favourite breakfast show topic and in doing so, let them be weary that they will not fool the people of Zambia.