DEMOCRATIC Front (DF) Copperbelt provincial chairman Dickson Ngandwe has upset Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili with claims that the Information Minister had approached him with the intention of joining the opposition party.
Mr Kambwili described as a combination of propaganda and political hallucination the statement by Mr Ngandwe whose leader is Mr Miles Sampa.
In an interview on Tuesday, Mr Ngandwe said DF was growing at a fast rate on the Copperbelt such that prominent PF members and leaders such as Mr Kambwili wanted to be part of the DF and had since approached the party leadership with the intention of joining it.
He said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that although many prominent PF members and leaders wanted to join DF, the party would not get any body from the ruling party, but would first sieve and get those who were much better leaders, leaving the worst to remain in PF.
“Among the prominent people who have approached the DF leadership on the Copperbelt with the intentions of joining the party include Chishimba Kambwili. PF members have seen how big DF is growing and so they want to join us.
“But, we will not get anybody from PF, we will sieve and get the best to join us, leaving them with their mediocre leadership. Am telling you, very soon, we will be a force on the Zambian political scene,” Mr Ngandwe said.
But, Mr Kambwili said the statement from Mr Ngandwe was a heap of rubbish and that such kind of nonsense would not help the dying political party in any way.
He said it was utter nonsense for Mr Ngandwe to claim that he had approached the DF with the intention of joining the political party because he does not even know the man.
“Atase ine kuti na joina Miles Sampa. It is better for Sampa to come and join PF (It is utter nonsense and rubbish, I can’t join Sampa. It is better for Sampa to join me. That kind of propaganda will not help DF, no, it will not. That Ngandwe is just hallucinating.
“In fact that Ngandwe, I don’t know him. Even his neighbours don’t know him. Even his chickens don’t know him.
I will be the last person to leave PF because I believe in PF. So that Ngandwe is talking nonsense. what he is saying is a heap of rubbish,” Mr Kambwili said.