THE Patriotic Front (PF) has described as political hallucination claims by the UPND that some Ugandan nationals are in Zambia and helping the ruling party to win the forthcoming general.
PF secretary general Davis Chama said there were no Ugandans at State House who were working with President Edgar Lungu to help the PF win the August general elections.
Mr Chama said the PF had launched a clean and issue-based campaign and that the ruling party would be re-elected on account of what it had accomplished in the short period President Lungu had been in State House and what it had planned to do after the general elections.
He said in an interview yesterday that the UPND had realised that it was not going to win the forthcoming general elections and had resorted to inventing excuses to use to accept defeat with the hope of causing political consternation.
Mr Chama said State House was not the campaign centre and that was why President Lungu was always out campaigning and interacting with the ordinary citizens for whom he was working.
He stated that the UPND had been griped with overwhelming political phobia and it was not surprising that they were accusing other countries of getting involved in the electoral process of Zambia.
“Initially, the UPND said the Israelis were in the country to help the PF win the elections and now they are accusing Uganda with whom we are enjoying good diplomatic relations of working with the PF to help us win the elections. The UPND knows it cannot win any election and as a matter of fact they should just prepare themselves for extinction because there shall be no UPND after the general elections,” Mr Chama said.
He said the UPND had been accusing the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) of working at rigging the elections when the electoral body had been rated one of the most credible institutions in Southern Africa.
Mr Chama said the PF would never want to sour the diplomatic relations with other countries by engaging their citizens to get involved in the electoral process of the country.
He said the PF was an action-oriented political organisation and that Zambians were happy with its performance and sure that Zambia would be completely transformed under the leadership of President Lungu.
He said unlike the leadership of the UPND which he accused of having been agents of poverty through the reckless privatisation of mining companies, the PF was pro-poor and would remain as close to the people as possible.