Chishimba Kambwili says it will be illogical to have more than three opposition political parties jostling to unseat the Patriotic Front at the next general election.
The former chief government spokesperson was responding to a question on why the opposition is failing to unite in order to avoid spreading votes in the elections.
He told News Diggers! in an interview that opposition leaders are always greedy because everyone wanted to be president.
“It’s high time that people realised that thing we had of having nine mayoral candidates is rubbish. We should have a two horse race or three horse race in this country to remove PF. Now people have lost confidence because of this [defeat],” Kambwili said.
“But the problems with Zambians and the opposition is that everybody wants to be President, even chaps that have never been MPs for five years, those have never been MP are all cropping up and saying they want to be President. What a way of behaving. Leadership comes from God, not every jim and jack can be president.”
He said it happened in 1991, and it was possible for the opposition to gang up against the ruling Patriotic Front in 2021.
“Working together like it happened in 1991 is one way of removing this nonsense. But the problem is that some people have said it can only be them, they can never be led, they can only lead. Now, if you are not prepared to be led, then you can’t also lead,” Kambwili said.
He encouraged voters not to shun elections.
“People should vote so that PF is removed out of power. If they don’t vote, the same people who eat with Lungu will continue voting and keeping him in power,” said Kambwili.