UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has called on women in Zambia to start denying their husbands their conjugal rights if they support the Patriotic Front (PF).
Mr Hichilema while campaigning in Chingola said women should start blackmailing their husbands by denying them sex if they continued to resist joining and vote for him and his party.
Mr Hichilema, who was campaigning in Bemba, said women should convince their husbands to defect from the Patriotic Front (PF) to the UPND because the ruling party had brought joblessness and poverty on the Copperbelt.
He complained that the people of Chingola often turned up in large numbers for his rallies but did not vote for him and that was why he had been failing to win the elections.
Mr Hichilema told the people who attended his rally that political campaigns should start in the home and that the women should sit their husbands down and demand that they (husbands) should convert and join the UPND.
He told the women that their husbands were the cause of domestic problems in their homes because they were always voting for the PF despite the party having failed to manage the mining sector leading to the loss of many jobs in the sector.
“You the people of Chingola, you come in large numbers for my rallies but when time to vote comes, you do not turn up and how do I win like that? Now this time let us get into campaigns and our campaigns should start in homes. Nga mwafuma kuno mwaya kumayanda, mwaita ba shibantu ikaleni apa. Nimwebo mulechita pa bwato, ni mwebo mulechusha abana. Mwamweba ati lelo nga tauchinjishe, walala blank ifisuma tawafimone (When you leave this place and go home, sit your husbands down and tell that they are the ones bringing problems in thehome because they keep shouting the PF slogan Pa bwato.
Tell your husbands that if they will not defect from the PF, they will sleep without having good things (sex),” Mr Hichilema said.
He said the husbands would easily be converted to the UPND if they were denied sex because the men did not want to be denied their conjugal rights.
Mr Hichilema urged the people of Chingola to wage an aggressive campaign in churches, markets and taverns because that was the only way he was going to win the coming general elections.
Mr Hichilema said the UPND loved the people of the Copperbelt and they should in turn vote for the opposition political party in the general elections next month.