Saturday, March 12, 2011
By George Chellah
Sat 12 Mar. 2011, 04:02 CAT
WYNTER Kabimba says President Rupiah Banda and Frederick Chiluba are licking deep wounds over the PF's recent victories. And Kabimba says President Rupiah Banda is politically blind and is yet to face bigger humiliation than what happened in the Luapula and Northern provinces.
In an interview yesterday, Kabimba, who is opposition PF secretary general and spokesperson, urged Zambians to treat Chiluba's recent outbursts as sour grapes over the MMD's loss in the two provinces.
“We know as PF that RB and Chiluba are licking deep wounds over the PF's victory against the MMD in Kawambwa, Samfya and finally Mporokoso, an area where as a political consultant to RB who is politically blind he had promised him that they were no-go areas for PF,” Kabimba says.
“We are very proud as PF that our party in Luapula and Northern provinces has grown even stronger than ever before. Chiluba and his rebel MPs are politically non-existent in Luapula and Northern provinces.”
He advised President Banda to treat Chiluba and the rebel parliamentarians as political gamblers who would ultimately deliver nothing to him in the forthcoming general elections.
“Since Chiluba decided to align himself with RB in order to secure his freedom, he has been on many occasions telling the people of Zambia that he has a dossier on Sata, which dossier he has to date never made available to the public,” Kabimba said.
“We know that he has been saying all this to blackmail Sata and to keep RB in suspense that he has information which he would one day produce to tarnish Sata's political image.”
He dismissed Chiluba's accusations against Sata.
“It's very interesting that against the record of public service of Michael Sata and Chiluba which records are public knowledge to the people of Zambia, it should be Chiluba calling Sata a corrupt person.
Between the two, Sata has no criminal record relating to his public service over a period of 20 years compared with Chiluba, who has a very clear record of plunder and theft of public funds during his 10 years in office,” Kabimba said.
He said the people of Zambia now knew that Chiluba's criminal activities had extended beyond the Zambian borders to his lawyers in the UK whose licenses to practise had been withdrawn for criminal activities perpetrated by Chiluba.
He said it therefore did not make sense that Chiluba could still refer to Sata as corrupt or an untrustworthy person.
He said Chiluba was now chief mourner on behalf of the MMD over the recent political losses, which had humiliated the party to which he is a political consultant.
“At the rate we are working now as PF in terms of political mobilisation, Chiluba and RB are yet to face bigger humiliation than what they saw in Mporokoso and Luapula. It is not the false permutations that will guarantee MMD victory,” Kabimba said.
“If the MMD were as confident as they are projecting themselves through VJ, they would not be reacting violently against the parallel vote tabulation (PVT), which is being advocated for by well-meaning stakeholders.”