UPND secretary general Patrick Mucheleka says the party is confident that it will scoop the Kaumbwe seat.

And Mucheleka says PF should be grateful that they are able to campaign freely without being harassed during by-elections.

In an interview, Mucheleka said the UPND government planned to take development to that area without discrimination.

“You know dreaming and hallucinating is free, the PF can express confidence it is their right to do so. What is important is that in Kaumbwe we are campaigning and as UPND we are confident of taking that seat so that we bring development to the people of Kaumbwe without discriminating against anyone. So, we can only appeal to our people in Kaumbwe to vote for the UPND party and its candidates. We are very confident that we are scooping that seat,” Mucheleka said.

He said UPND was working hard to repair the damage that had been done in the last 10 years.

And Mucheleka said the PF should be grateful that they were able to campaign freely without being harassed.

“What mistakes have we made in two months? They are trying to save face by hallucinating, we have only been in power for two months and we are working very hard to repair the damage that was done in the last 10 years. First of all, we have been able to restore democracy, rule of law. They are campaigning freely in Kaumbwe which would not have been possible if it was them. By now you would have heard police brutality in Kaumbwe or indeed everywhere where by-elections are being held. That is not the case, they are campaigning freely, they are free to even say whatever they are saying, no one is even harassing them. We have not used the police to advantage ourselves, they must be grateful for that,” said Mucheleka.

“Secondly, we have not gone into Kaumbwe to abuse the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit to distribute mealie meal there. They must recommend us for that. Those people in Kaumbwe the PF, they can move and they can say anything against the President and the UPND without being summoned to the police.”

Meanwhile, speaking in Kaumbwe, Monday, Shiwang’andu PF member of parliament Stephen Kampyongo said MPs should know how to work with people in their constituencies.

“I come here so that we can help each other. The one who is standing here on the PF ticket will be lucky because we will teach him how to work as an MP. An MP should know how to live with people. When I was Minister, I never forgot the people that voted for me. Us as MPs we are the ones who receive the funds which we call CDF, from that CDF that is where [there is] money that should go for the construction of clinics. There are a lot of MPs who don’t know how to work, others the moment they are elected their body even changes. When you see an MP looking like me just know that the MP is working with the people,” said Kampyongo.