UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says the outcome of the Kabwata by-election is already determined because the voters already know what to do.
And Mweetwa says PF’s claims that the reduction of fuel prices is meant to hoodwink Kabwata residents before the by-election is mere politicking, adding that government cannot create a measure for one constituency.
In an interview, Mweetwa said the campaigns in Kabwata were not meant to change the way people think.
“How does the government put in a measure for a constituency? The outcome of [the] Kabwata by-election is already determined because the people of Kabwata know what to do. Our campaigns in Kabwata are not meant to change the way people think. Our campaigns in Kabwata are a sensitisation about the day of voting because the people already know what to do. It is as simple as that. So we will not take the people of Kabwata for granted. We cannot think we can change the way people of Kabwata think,” said Mweetwa.
“We just have to remind them that on the day of [voting], let them vote. The issues to do with fuel prices, we had indicated to the nation that as the economy begins to stabilise we will be adjusting these fuel prices. So this is exactly what is happening. We should not be politicising issues of fuel because fuel lubricates that economy. Our colleagues in the PF were already in government and they know these things. The best they can do is rest in peace.”