LUSAKA Province PF secretary Kennedy Kamba says UPND is desperate and willing to sell Zambia to foreigners if given a chance to win next year’s general election.
In an interview, Kamba said the recent videos circulating on social media in which some foreigners are calling on Zambia to vote for UPND president Hakainde Hichilema at next year’s polls are questionable and an indication that UPND was willing to sell the country to foreign nationals.
“Allow me to comment on the videos going round social media where some foreign nationals seen proclaiming Hakainde Hichilema’s unconvincing slogan: ‘Bally will fix it’ and further urging Zambians to vote for him. This seems to have excited many dreamers in the UPND, who have kept on saying, ‘even the Western World is in support of Hakainde Hichilema ahead of the 2021 general election.’ This is laughable! The desperate attempts to gain recognition by the UPND and its leader Hakainde Hichilema is illogical and out of context. Those three or four foreign nationals filmed endorsing Hakainde Hichilema are not Zambians, they have nothing to do with Zambia and will not even vote in the 2021 general election,”’ Kamba said.
“One aspect that is certainly clear to us is that the UPND and its leader are desperate politicians, who are ready to do anything. Given a chance, they will sell this country to foreign nationals or foreign firms that they do business with. For them, such messages where a foreign national is saying, ‘Bally will fix it’ means everything, but to us in the PF, it is the interest of Zambians that matter. Our focus will remain on the needs of our women and children in rural areas, to alleviate poverty and deliver the much-needed development. Zambia is safe under the PF.”
Kamba insisted that foreigners should not be allowed to meddle in Zambian politics.
“We urge Zambians to question everything about the UPND. Who are those foreign nationals? What is their interest in Zambia and what is their relationship with the UPND? Who is sponsoring the UPND and what agenda do they have? Those seen in the circulating videos endorsing Hakainde Hichilema are rich men like him! What are their interests? This country is not for sale to the highest bidder! These are the people who are ready to strip Zambia!” charged Kamba.
“Zambians have refused before and they will continue to reject Hakainde Hichilema’s message on the basis of traits of insincerity. Yes, Zambia is a democracy, but we don’t need foreign nationals to begin to meddle in our politics. We have political freedoms and right to deal with ourselves without any interference from anybody from outside. President Edgar Lungu will win next year’s election because he has identified himself with his own people, Zambians. President Lungu is doing everything possible to drive the agenda of development, while the UPND has gotten into a panic mode of now wanting international recognition, forgetting that they are exposing their hidden agenda.”