MILES Sampa lacks political moral standing that is the reason why he has chosen to breach the ministerial code of conduct in his revelation that he voted against Government on the motion to increase the borrowing threshold, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davies Chama has said.
Mr. Chama said the PF had always been skeptical of Mr. Sampa because his character had always remained questionable.
He said that the ruling party was therefore not surprised that he could come out publicly to boast about breaching the ministerial code of conduct.
Mr Chama wondered what new era of politics Mr. Sampa would bring to the political arena when he had identified himself as one who did not have any regard for the law.
“What type of example was he showing the new generation of politicians he claims to have been representing?” he asked.
Mr Chama wondered what message Sampa would share with Zambians whom he told to rally behind the PF while pledging support to the Head of State during this year’s general elections.
“He has no morals. That tells you what kind of a person he is, who can abrogate the code of conduct and then come out in public and brag about the wrong things he has done. What kind of leadership is he showing to the young generation he is claiming to represent?” Mr. Chama said.
And the Youth in Action for Sustainable Development (YASD) has described Mr. Sampa as a danger to national security who should be caged immediately to avoid chaos in Zambia.
YASD programmes manager Zebedy Lukwesa said the law should take its course on Mr. Sampa because he had identified himself as a law breaker by going against his oath not to disclose Cabinet discussions, decisions and documents to unauthorised people.
Mr. Lukwesa said Mr. Sampa had betrayed the trust youths had in him by his conduct and appealed to the Democratic Front leader to take it easy as his behaviour in the past three weeks had not inspired anyone.
He said Mr. Sampa’s party was headed for political extinction just like the Rainbow Party as he was overrating his abilities in the political arena.
On Tuesday, Mr. Sampa disclosed that he voted against a Cabinet decision to increase the borrowing threshold.
Mr Sampa’s action was contrary to the ministerial code of conduct which demands the vacation of a ministerial position by the offender.