THE Patriotic Front (PF) is scared of Hakainde Hichilema and will do anything to stop him, says United Party for National Development (UPND) Southern Province vice-chairman, Mr Lloyd Bbuumba.
He claimed President Edgar Lungu would do everything possible to stop the UPND leader from assuming power because he was intimidated by him as he knew the people have lost interest in the ruling party.
Mr Bbumba said it was because of this intimidation that the PF had done everything possible to stop Mr Hichilema from campaigning on the Copperbelt.
‘’The PF is scared of HH; President Edgar Lungu knows people are no longer interested in his party because he has failed the people. The PF had promised the people of Zambia more money in their pockets, but they have no money at all,’’ he said.
Mr Bbumba said the only way the PF would win next year’s election is through rigging because UPND would beat the ruling party by a large margin.
He said the Zambian people had realised that the PF Government could not deliver and that they wanted change which was in the UPND.
The chairman said the people of Zambia would not continue voting for PF with the current economic challenges the country was experiencing.
‘’The Zambian people cannot be cheated anymore; they will not continue voting for a party that has sent them to bed without food and has worsened the economy to an extent where people cannot survive anymore,’’ he said.
Mr Bbumba said the PF should form a Ministry of Load Shedding and Poor Economy as the party had only shown incompetence in the years they had been in power.
He said the PF had nothing to offer the people and that it was only ‘‘cowards’’ that had continued supporting them.
‘’The PF should form a ministry of load shedding and poor economy because failure is all we have seen from the party.’’