I NEVER received K2 million from any donor during the January 20 Presidential election campaigns as alleged by some enemies of the party, United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Richard Kapita has said.
He also said he had never failed to account for any party resources that had come into his hands as vice president of UPND.
Mr Kapita described reports suggesting that he pocketed K2million during campaigns as malicious and false accusations.
“Known people, whose motive and agenda is unclear to me, have been peddling lies to the effect that I have failed to account for K2 million campaign funds which they claim was donated to our party for the January 2015 Presidential by-elections. This is not true,” he said.
Mr Kapita said there was also no animosity between party president Hakainde Hichilema and himself, adding that he had never been sidelined from the party.
“I am a faithful member of our party, and no one will make me fight my president and leave UPND,” he said.
Mr Kapita said his disappearance from the public eye was deliberate adding that he had decided to relocate to North-Western Province where he was attending to his farm. He said it was not possible or practical for him to be present at all public events in Lusaka.
Mr Kapita said he had taken long to respond because he did not want to generate negative debate in the media at the time when the party was campaigning in the just ended Parliamentary and ward by elections.