THE UPND has challenged Patriotic Front (PF) deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya to name the people who attempted to bribe him so that he can continue demanding the production of Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s Grade 12 certificate.

Edward Mumbi, the UPND presidential spokesperson (special duties), has described as ‘‘political astute’’ Fr Bwalya’s statement that he rejected a bribe from some UPND members.

Fr Bwalya claimed in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Nation that some UPND members attempted to bribe him so that he could continue to pressure Mr Mwamba, popularly known as GBM, to produce his Grade 12 certificate.

Mr Mwamba, who is vice-president for administration, has however assured the nation that he would shock Zambians when he produces his qualifications at the right time.

Speaking in an interview, Mr Mumbi said the UPND did not believe Mr Bwalya’s revelations.

Mr Mumbi said the remarks were portraying a ‘‘dirty and evil kind of politics’’ the PF deputy spokesperson was bringing to the country.

“Mr Frank Bwalya is being politically astute and his remarks lack decency. The only thing missing from Mr Bwalya’s statement were names of the people who approached him,’’ he said.

Mr Mumbi said the only thing that the PF deputy spokesperson deserved was to be congratulated for his refusal to accept the bribe and nothing more.

And the UPND presidential spokesperson has described as misplaced Mr Bwalya’s statement that UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s presence at this year’s mining expo in South Africa was of no value to Zambia, but meant to consolidate his friendship with his foreign paymasters.

He said the remark was unnecessary and advised the PF deputy spokesperson to check the various issues raised by the UPND president with the Government.

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