OPPOSITION leaders are fabricating lies being peddled against senior members of the Patriotic Front, Munali Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo has said.
Prof Luo has urged citizens to be aware of false and fabricated lies by UPND.
Prof Luo who is also Gender Minister said UPND has intensified lies against leaders especially from Patriotic Front (PF) strongholds.
Prof Luo said the UPND was desperate to show that their party was gaining momentum.
“We know the tricks. They bus people, flood areas with their party materials and create a sense of artificial popularity. We saw those tricks with the MMD,” she said.
Prof Luo said UPND was last week circulating lies that Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba was attending a UPND Press Conference when he was with President Edgar Lungu in Mozambique.
But UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka said UPND had neither issued a statement on whether Mr Kalaba nor Prof Luo had joined them.Mr Katuka said PF members of Parliament who would join UPND would be unveiled tomorrow or Tuesday when the party holds a press conference.
He said Prof Luo must have been reading online reports which had nothing to do with the UPND.
Prof Luo has accused UPND of using sponsored propaganda to fight her in her constituency.
“This is sponsored propaganda. They have done everything to frustrate me but have failed. They continue saying I have done nothing in Munali and claim that I have failed as a Member of Parliament,”
“But many people know what I have done in Munali Constituency. So those claims that I have failed are coming from the opposition and certain members of the party- kick of a dying horse, they have resorted to that, hoping that their preferred candidate, a weak candidate can have easy access to adoption,” Prof Luo said.
She wondered why certain PF members had fallen for the trick of in-house fights instead of concentrating on the enemy at the door.
“What baffles me is that we fight all the time in PF instead of fighting the opposition. This a critical time when we should be united but innuendoes and lies against one another have continued. What do people behind this want to achieve? It is puzzling.
“I have come to the conclusion that Zambia has a disease called CCJ. It stands for Complaining, Criticizing and Jealous.
“Please stop this. All you rumour mongers should know that such nonsense has the potential to destroy our Party,” Prof Luo said.
“Since this is Easter I want to put all of those behind this rumour in prayer and just as the Lord said “Lord forgive them as they do not know what they are doing,”.