United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema says people of Central Province must not allow the Patriotic Front to continue lying to them about their commitment to resurrect the industries in the town.
And Hichilema has vowed that he will not stop talking about the 2016 general elections because he knows he won the polls.
Meanwhile, UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango says those who are sympathizing with the ruling party must be bewitched for them not to see that PF officials are a bunch of thieves.
Speaking during Central Province card renewal exercise at Comet Ground in Kabwe where thousands turned up today, Hichilema said the people of Central Province must not allow PF to continue feeding them with lies over their commitment to revamp the economy.
“People of Central Province you were cheated by PF. Someone came here and lied that they have opened Mulungushi Textiles, just days before the 2016 elections. Balimubepa! (You were cheated). Ubufi bwa ba PF twanaka nabo (we are tired of PF lies),” Hichilema said.
“Our job as UPND is to fix the problems of Mulungushi Textiles. Not these lies that they are telling us. Do not be cheated again over Mulungushi Textiles. I hope you have leant a lesson. Look at Zambia Railways Limited, it is limping. We know that at KIFCO, there are problems. We will sort out those problems ourselves because PF has no capacity to sort out those problems.”
And Hichilema said he would not rest until his election petition was heard by the courts of law.
“Some people have told me to stop talking about the 2016 general elections and move on. I will not stop talking about the 2016 elections because I know I won those elections. There are issues surrounding the 2016 elections that we want to see resolved. For example, we want a new and independent Electoral Commission. What we want is for the rule of law to take its course. So we shall not stop talking about the 2016 elections until we are heard and these issues are resolved,” said Hichilema.
Meanwhile, Nalumango wondered who had bewitched PF sympathizers.
“I wonder if as Zambians we have been bewitched for us to want to associate with a bunch of thieves. When one holds public office, he has an obligation to tell the Zambian people how you are making your money. How can one declare K 1 million and the following year declare K21 million? Let us as Zambians be told how someone did “abracadabra”. Nga bafwilya ukutulanga, ninshi te ntungulushi. Ninshi bali iba (If they fail to tell us how they made this money in such a short period of time, then they are not leaders. They are thieves),” said Nalumango.