EDITH Nawakwi has warned against voting for Hakainde Hichilema because Zambia risked being Balkanized should the UPND leader inadvertently win the general elections next month as the man is too emotional to be trusted as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces.
And Ms Nawakwi vowed that she would never support Hakainde Hichilema because he was arrogant, petulant, lacks humility, courtesy and common humanity.
Meanwhile, Ms Nawakwi said the quartet of Guy Scott, Miles Sampa, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and Mulenga Sata were going to help Mr Hichilema and the UPND lose the general elections next month.
Ms Nawakwi said although she had called both President Edgar Lungu and Mr Hichilema names and chastised them publicly, she was particularly angry with the UPND leadership because it had assaulted her Namwala parliamentary candidate Charity Kabongomana and had refused to apologise over the barbaric acts.
She said the UPND had continued talking about her because they had realised that she was a political heavy weight and could not be easily pushed.
“I fear for Zambia if Mr Hichilema was to become president of our country because the man is so emotional. To allow such a man to be Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces would be extremely dangerous. And there is no way I can work or support the UPND, a party that has gone on rampage breaking the bones of my candidates. Madam Kabongomana has been lifted from her bed to Namwala with thirteen stitches on her arm to go and testify against Moono Lubezhi who savagely attached her (Kabongomana),” Ms Nawakwi said.
Ms Nawakwi said Mr Hichilema had been claiming that he had already won the forthcoming general elections and wondered which vote the UPND leader had counted to declare himself a winner. She said the UPND had accused her of working with the Patriotic Front (PF) because she had been a curt critic of the opposition party for its violent acts and lack of respect for Zambians.
Ms Nawakwi said she was not for sale and was not going to accept to be used by any political leader as she was contesting the presidency herself.
“Mr Hichilema should have had the courtesy of apologising to me or Ms Kabongomana over the violence in Namwala. Does Mr Hichilema really understand the 50 percent plus 1? The UPND should not be claiming that I am splitting the votes; are the votes for HH?” Ms Nawakwi said.
Ms Nawakwi said it was not the PF that had gone on rampage brutalising our members in Southern Province, stating that the UPND leadership should consider checking their political mental status for their conduct.
She wondered why the UPND was so obsessed with her participation in the upcoming general elections and that the opposition party had been telling voters in Southern Province not to vote for her.