RAINBOW Party president Wynter Kabimba must stop propagating the late President Michael Sata’s legacy with the hope that it will win him an election next year, Patriotic Front (PF) Mandevu Constituency secretary Lemmy Bwalya has said.
Mr. Bwalya said the party felt saddened by continued attacks on the late President’s legacy by people like Mr. Kabimba who claimed that he was the anointed one when he was in the PF.
“I am saddened by the continued claims by Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba that the PF Government has abandoned the late President Michael Sata’s legacy.
I wish to remind Mr. Kabimba that Zambians have now matured where democracy and project monitoring is concerned,” said Mr. Bwalya.
He said if Mr. Kabimba thought that by propagating the legacy of the late president, it would win him favour and sympathy from the people of Zambia, then he was just wasting his time in politics.
Mr Bwalya said Mr. Kabimba should be reminded that President Lungu has continued with the construction agenda of universities, new multi-facility zones, the 650 health centres and many other projects which were started by President Sata.
Mr. Bwalya said Mr. Kabimba should prove his popularity in an election rather than peddling lies and hate against the Head of State out of bitterness for not being made PF president, a position he wanted so much.
“The best Kabimba and his friends can do is to start building their image to help him to create supporters and prepare for 2016 general elections rather than continue with the destructive path he has taken. He should concentrate on searching for supporters rather than talking about the PF Government.
Mr. Kabimba has failed politically. Ask him how many by-elections he has tested so far since the formation of his political party?” he asked.
“I don’t know what kind of life the people of Zambia would lead if Kabimba was president. That man has no respect for democracy and voting him into power will be killing the spirit of democracy,” Mr Bwalya said.
He said the PF was proud of the recent pronouncement that Zambia would borrow for development purposes and not to train militias for violent conduct.
“We have to warn the opposition to limit their freedom by respecting other people’s freedoms because where one’s freedom ends, that is where other people’s freedom begins,” Mr Bwalya said.
He was commenting on the continued attacks on President Lungu by Mr. Kabimba.