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Written by on August 30, 2020

United Party for National Development UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has challenged the Zambian people  to choose between the unsubstantiated claims against the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and the massive corruption that the Patriotic Front government has been involved in.

Mr. Mweetwa was reacting to FDD president Edith Nawakwi who said that Mr. Hichilema benefited from the privatization of assets as a consultant and ended up owning many assets he was entrusted to sale.

Mr. Mweetwa  says allegations that are peddled by Ms Nawakwi are unfounded  and  no longer holding water charging that the statement from the FDD leader is aimed at making herself relevant by resuscitating a  dead political career .

He adds Ms Nawakwi has realized that she cannot make head ways in her political career owing to her sponsors withdrawing funding to her party leading to her embarking on a path of deceit.

He said remarks by Ms Nawakwi has nothing to do with the UPND leader but are aimed at denying the Zambian people credible leadership adding that Ms Nawakwi’s  rhetorical remarks are a hindrance to salvaging  the economy which has been  ruined by the Patriotic Front Government.

And the UPND in North Western Province says the FDD leader must focus her attention on many issues that are affecting the Zambian people including escalating price of essential commodities and many economic hardships that the Zambian people are subjected to unlike attacking a fellow opposition leader.

Information and Publicity Secretary Lastone Kawanda says, Zambians are fed up with what he described as cooked up stories.

And Mr Kawanda has challenged Ms Nawakwi to take Mr Hakainde Hichilema to court so that the matter can be permanently put to rest.

He charges that such unsubstantiated claims are retrogressive and a clear indication that she is on a path of wanting to reclaim her dwindling political career by aspiring to be adopted as a running mate for President Edgar Lungu.


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