PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Miles Sampa must stop alarming the nation with his delusory attempts, because he is not a factor in the forthcoming election, civil rights activist Brebner Changala has said.
Mr Changala has advised Mr Sampa to stop fantasizing about assassination attempts against himself just because he has presidential ambitions.
“This is a polit…ical fantasy; he is trying to excite his followers. All said and done, they cannot achieve their aim, and must not start making wild allegations.
“Zambia has no history of killing political opponents, why should it start with him (Sampa) and for what gain?” he asked.
Mr Changala said in reporting to the police, he hoped Mr Sampa had named suspects since he claimed plans were advanced.
He however said Mr Sampa was merely making wild allegations which should be ignored and treated as a false alarm.
“If it was UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema or Edgar Lungu, we could have given it the benefit of doubt but for Mr Sampa that is mere fantasy,” he said.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set December 17, 18 and 19 as nomination days for presidential candidates’ for the January 20 polls.
Mr Sampa has said that he would form another party to enable him contest the January 20, 2015 presidential elections if the Supreme Court rules against his appeal.
He has appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court decision to dismiss his application in which he was challenging the consolidation of Mr Lungu as PF party president at the November 29-30 Conference in Kabwe.
“Status on my Presidential bid is that there are a number of cases in both the High Court and one referred to the Supreme Court.
“Notwithstanding and regardless of the Court outcome, be assured that I will be on the ballot paper on the 20th January 2015,” he said.
Mr Sampa said among his options included working with the UPND while he cemented his grounds for future presidential contention.
“Option 1: I will stand on the PF ticket if I win the court case; option 2: I will stand on my own party, form my own party, I take a leaf from the old man (Sata) who went ahead and formed his own party, or back any other political party candidate,” he said.