I’m very disappointed in Vernon Johnson Mwaanga (VJ).
His response that some senior members of the PF serving in Government had approached him to seek advice on how they could go about the elections and that he did not understand why it was wrong for him to offer the same advice to the opposition is not a response at all but appears as a backtrack on what he’d said earlier.
In his initial statement in the Saturday Post, January 9, 2016 issue, VJ made it clear that the opposition must strictly monitor and scrutinize the tallying of votes in this year’s general elections because the totalling process has in the past been subjected to manipulation and abuse, though he did not say those words verbatim.
People have argued that it is and it should be treated as such. I have to agree with a strong sense of déjà vu. I bet many of you may have forgotten what led to VJ’s fallout with the late president Levy Mwanawasa shortly after his trip to DRC as a special envoy tasked to deliver a special presidential message to Katanga Province governor Moses Katumbi.
So please permit the Post newspaper to refresh your memory on what transpired immediately after the presidential message’s delivery in Lubumbashi.
Whichever way one looks at VJ, there is a good reason why smart Zambians should take what he preaches with a pinch of salt.
I guess you know what I am driving at. I don’t know about you, but I am getting really worried by VJ’s antics. So who does he think he’s deceiving?