LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says former attorney general Musa Mwenye and Constitutional lawyer John Sangwa are just disgruntled lawyers who are being used by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.

And Lusambo says Zambians cannot be shocked if he becomes President because he started politics a long time ago.

Commenting on Mwenye’s remarks that it was not beneficial for Presidents to over stay in office, Lusambo, who has been declaring “Lungu beyond 2026”, described the former as a bitter person who was not in touch with reality.

“Firstly, let me say that you quoted a person who was not in touch with reality. Musa Mwenye lost touch with reality when he lost [his] government position. Remember, Musa Mwenye, he is not the best lawyer we have in the country, those are struggling lawyers. We have vibrant young men and women who are emerging as lawyers in this country. So Musa Mwenye is trying to be irrelevant to the system or to the nation. Today Musa Mwenye’s name is buried, we have new names in the legal fraternity, we have Jonas Zimba, we have Micheal Kakoma, Makebi Zulu, we have young vibrant lawyers. I don’t think there are people who can go to Musa Mwenye and tell them that ‘represent me’ in any case. Because that lawyer can’t win any case in court putting in consideration the way he puts out issues to the general public. It doesn’t mean that if you are not in President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s team, you have to be an enemy to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, no! You should support him,” Lusambo said.

“I have seen two disgruntled lawyers so far, one is Musa Mwenye, the other John Sangwa. President Lungu is the President and he has never over stayed in government, he is President who has respected the Constitution and we are going with him in 2021. So, John Sangwa and former attorney general Musa Mwenye are on Hakainde Hichilema’s payroll and they are job seekers. They are disgruntled job seekers, they are broke, those guys. The new vibrant lawyers are picking. Those are Vuvuzelas for Hakainde Hichilema.”

And Lusambo said the people of Zambia would not be shocked if he became President.

“Whatever they know from the law fraternity, even us we know in the political arena, if Bowman becomes President, the people of Zambia won’t be shocked! Because they will know that he started politics a long time ago. Any politician who started politics needs to grow. So, those guys we should not even take them seriously, they are just poppers, they are just hungry. They went through the University of Zambia, and each and every student who has passed through grade one up to grade 12, they should know how to serve. So tell them that 2021, we are winning, whatever it takes, we are winning. We shall meet on the battlefield, we are not TV politicians, we are grassroot politicians. TV politicians are cowards! John Sangwa and Musa Mwenye, those are cowards!” he said.

“Tell them that going to University of Zambia doesn’t mean that you are the most intelligent person. We have seen graduates, one from the University of Zambia and a grade 12 and if you compare the two, you will know that the grade 12 is more intelligent than the graduate. Tell them that they are wasting their time. The stomach is forcing those two to talk. Tell them that you missed your time of serving. If they want to fight, let them come to Kabushi and challenge me there in Kabushi, not on TV. Going to interpret things on TV, bad manners! Tell them our candidate is Edgar Chagwa Lungu! Let them start baby sitting at home, if they have nothing to do. We can’t have these jokers to come and make noise in the political fraternity no!”

Lusambo said it was not upto Sangwa and Mwenye to decide President Lungu’s style of leadership.

“President Lungu is a law abiding citizen, the two terms which have been interpreted and we know that the two terms are 10 years. President is not a dictator, he is a democrat and respects the law. The only people who become irrelevant when they have over stayed is John Sangwa and Musa Mwenye. They can’t practice what they have learnt. President Lungu is governing this country very well. It is not John Sangwa or Musa Mwenye to determine President Lungu’s style of leadership. The guy they are supporting can’t win an election,” said Lusambo.