RAINBOW Party leader Wynter Kabimba is the architect of the constitution-making problems and other governance challenges President Edgar Lungu inherited and it is morally and politically incorrect to blame the Head of State for problems he did not create, the Foundation for Demo
cratic Process (FODEP) has charged.
FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzi said if Mr Kabimba had morals and genuine about the welfare of Zambians, he should have shown remorse and apologized to the nation instead of blaming President Lungu over the country’s political and economic malaise.
Mr Chipenzi said it was unfair for Mr Kabimba who was one of the senior-most in Government and the Patriotic Front (PF) to blame President Lungu for the economic and political challenges currently facing the country.
He stated that the constitutional impasse started long before President Lungu had any form of influence in the process because Mr Kabimba as Justice Minister had adopted an antagonistic and acrimonious stance on the matter which had angered a lot of Zambians.
The FODEP chief told the Daily Nation that it was shocking that Mr Kabimba could attempt to distance himself from the economic and political problems Zambia was going through when he (Kabimba) contributed extensively to what was happening in the country.
Mr Chipenzi said Mr Kabimba as secretary general of the PF administered the affairs of the party with an iron fist and terrorized all leaders he suspected were a threat to his ambitions of tasking over the reins of the ruling party.
“It is very unfair for Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba to heap the blame on President Lungu for the economic and political problems facing the country. Mr Kabimba was such a powerful man in government and the PF and he was the architect of the current constitutional impasse and other governance problems. President Lungu has been governing for only the last seven months and he inherited the confusion that Mr Kabimba created. If Mr Kabimba had remorse and genuine about the welfare of the country, he should have apologized to Zambians before asking them to vote for him so that he could take over the governance of the country,” Mr Chipenzi said.