Lusaka lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube says having presidential ambitions does not mean that he hates the guy who is ruling now, but that the person may have reached his thinking limits and needs to be challenged.
Speaking when he appeared on a radio programme, Tuesday, Fube said PF must be thankful that they have a person like him who is there to correct the party when it does wrong things.
“If I am trying to correct my own party, my own party must be thankful that, ‘we have got somebody there who is like a watch guard.’ So, for me, having an ambition to rule does not necessarily mean you hate the guy who is ruling now, no, but that person may reach his limit in the way he thinks [and] the way he does things. So, you need someone else to takeover, whoever will be there will be challenged,” Fube said.
He said if the PF fails to manage the country’s affairs properly, time will come when Zambians will kick them out of government.
“MMD came into power, they brought multi-party [democracy], they opened up [and] all the shortages disappeared. MMD ran its course up to 20 years [but] people said ‘no, MMD we are tired of you, your theft is too much, corruption has escalated, you have to go,’ which is what ba Sata fought for. So, today, PF is in office. If we don’t manage the affairs of the country and people say, ‘it’s time to go’, we will go. So, we must be careful even when you say KBF is an enemy, enemy of what? wondered Fube.
“I do have ambitions [to] lead the party, yes, and [to] even lead the country. If you have no ambitions as a man, then what are you living for? There is nothing wrong with ambition. Let’s get this out of the way. Some people think that when you speak of your personal ambition, then it means [that] you don’t like the current leadership, no. When ba Kaunda and his people came into power, they kicked out the colonial masters, their [ambition] was to fight for our independence. They led us up to a certain point, but we began lining up for cooking oil, for matches, for candles. Their economic policies couldn’t tie up with the way the economy was running [and] their time was up.”