MILES Sampa is an embarrassment to all the people who suppored him and those who helped create structures in the deregistered Democratic Front party, says Orange Alliance Lusaka province chairman Longe Mulenga.
Mr Mulenga said Mr Sampa’s defection to the UPND was long overdue as it had been exposed by UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.
He said the Orange Alliance remains strong and intact with all its structures in place as Mr Sampa only took with him some of his supporters from Matero, his former constituency. “DF is a deregistered party, it is not there, and when he says he has defected with DF, who has he gone with?
“We are very disappointed with the character of (Mr Miles) Sampa who has exhibited his immaturity in politics. He is an embarrassment to all those who have supported him since he left the PF, and all of whom have remained in the Orange Alliance,” he said.
He said as the former DF provincial chairman, they were all now members of the Orange Alliance and were working to build structures under the Orange label.
Mr Mulenga said the Orange Alliance would from now throw its weight behind incoming president and National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo Jnr for the August 2016 presidential and general elections.
Mr Mulenga accused the former DF leader of promoting divisions within the alliance and said the defection was good riddance as it would now be easier to organize its structures.
And former DF information and publicity secretary Mubanga Chilenshe said Mr Sampa lacked necessary credentials to win him people’s support as he was not consistent with his actions and plans.
“Just yesterday, Ms Sampa was receiving defectors from the UPND and today he defects to the same UPND; you cannot fool people who helped you build your structures like that, nobody will trust him anymore,” he said.