Cadre chief told off
ZRP leader Wright Musoma has challenged the Toka Leya chief to leave the throne and get into the political arena because his actions and words were those of a UPND cadre.
SENIOR chief Mukuni has been advised to step down from his position as chief because he is embarrassing his people with his continued cadre behavior and parodying of UPND misinformation and propaganda. ZRP leader Wright Musoma has challenged the Toka Leya chief to leave the throne and get into the political arena because his actions and words were those of a UPND cadre. He said it was wishful thinking for senior chief Mukuni to claim that President Edgar Lungu intended to rape the Republican constitution with impunity by calling for early elections because that was what the UPND was hoping for. In an interview yesterday, Mr. Musoma said senior chief Mukuni's statement must not be taken as his personal opinion but a view held by the UPND because it has always hoped to usurp power through the backdoor by creating confusion. He said as its number one cadre, senior chief Mukuni was simply relaying the views held by the party but charged that such wild allegations were unfortunate, especially that they were coming from a traditional leader who was supposed to be non-partisan and with personal integrity. He said it was folly to think that President Lungu would call for early elections when he had a mandate to rule the country up to 2021 as granted by the Zambians in the 2016 elections. “Senior chief Mukuni has continued making wild allegations for his paymasters and this statement is an indication that the UPND really wants another opportunity before 2021 to get into power by either by hook or crook. This accusation against President Lungu does not only lack merit but aimed at bringing confusion in the country because chaos defines the UPND. “It is folly of the greatest altitude to make allegations that President Lungu wants early elections. Why should he call for early elections when he has a mandate to rule up to 2021? Leadership is given by God and no matter how the UPND push to get into power, they will never make it as long as it is not their portion,” Mr Musoma said. “We cannot have a chief masquerading as a cadre for the opposition. How will he engage government to develop his area? senior Chief Mukuni is embarrassing his subjects and must step down so that he serves the UPND fervently,” he said. Meanwhile, Mr Musoma has accused the UPND of being behind the riots on the Copperbelt over the alleged sale of ZAFFICO because they wanted people to rise against Government. "The issue surrounding the alleged sale of ZAFFICO has been clearly explained by Government but parties like the UPND are inciting sawmillers to rise because this party thrives in confusion. They want to make Zambia ungovernable because that is the only way they think they will come to power. "Their leader was involved in the dubious sale of most parastatal companies and he thinks President Lungu is involved in the same. This is why they have made accusations of the sale of national assets and corruption as their theme but Zambians are not gullible and cannot be misled into believing cheap propaganda," he said.