By Nation Reporter
HAKAINDE Hichilema will have a heart attack and cry when he loses the general elections on August 11, 2016, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has charged.
She accused Mr Hichilema of taking Zambians for fools by claiming that he had won the presidential elections when citizens have not yet gone to the polls.
Ms Nawakwi said this on Hot FM’s Red Hot Breakfast Show monitored by the Daily Nation on Wednesday morning.
“I think you heard last night on social media and radio, Hakainde saying he has won. I don’t know whether he thinks Zambian people are fools or they don’t think or what. Where did the Zambians vote for him to say that he has won?
“We haven’t yet had the poll, so you cannot say at the starting line that I have won until the whistle is blown. That is when you finish your 100 metres race and say I have won,” she said.
Ms Nawakwi said even Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, does not boast before he starts sprinting that he has won. He looks at the watch and sees the tally there and runs his very best that is when he says I have won.
“But this Hakainde everyday, he says he will not accept defeat but he is not telling us why he will not accept defeat.
“If the game is not fair he should just say these are the reasons why I feel the battle is not fair so that we can sit down and discuss but to make an assumption that he has already won, I think it is as erroneous as it was in 2015,” Ms Nawakwi said.
She warned that the outcome of the August 11 general elections would see some candidates developing heart attacks because there were nine people in the race and that the nation wanted a woman.
“We are going to see people here having heart attacks because the race has nine people including myself and the whole country is saying they want a woman so what will happen when I win? He will be crying that he has won.
“So truly in this race, we need to be level-headed,” Ms Nawakwi said.
And Ms Nawakwi also said the UPND was violently fighting the FDD in Southern Province because the party had realised that it was slowly losing popularity.
And Ms Nawakwi said the UPND’s 10 point plan did not make sense because it did not explain how they would alleviate poverty levels among Zambians.
Speaking at a press briefing, Ms Nawakwi said when she looked at the UPND she did not see ideas about their 10 point plan.
“It is this which worries me during an election… I thought that their 10 point plan should explain to the people how it will be done,” She said.
Meanwhile, People’s Party (PP) president Mike Mulongoti has endorsed Ms Nawakwi in the August 11, 2016, general election.
Mr. Mulongoti said he would support the candidature of Ms Nawakwi because of her positive attributes and track record.
Speaking at a joint press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr. Mulongoti said he was confident that she would rise to the occasion and deliver on her promises.